What Exactly is Fermented Mare’s Milk from Mongolia?


Airag is fermented mare’s milk with a slight alcoholic content.  It dates back to the Mongol times when traditionally guests in a nomadic ger would be offered a bowl of airag along with a plate of dairy treats.

In Mongolia, the milking season for horses traditionally runs between mid-June and early October.

According to nomadicboys.com, Airag has a bitter and sour taste.  It is also supposed to have “cleansing” qualities and you are warned to go easy on it.  A few sips is more then enough to satisfy your airag curiosity once and for all!

Fermented camel’s milk is also made, but it does not come highly recommended.