Town Ulan Baatar
I met GUMI Cheese thanks to Marie, a belgium friend i met in a youth hostel in Ulan Batar. She loves cheese, and buying some at the supermarket, she has seen a flyer talking about "Social Business". As i told her about my world tour some few hours before, she gave me the paper. I contacted GUMI through Facebook, and met them. For those who ask me how i find sustainable stakeholders, this is a nice example ! That proves when you're a bit open minded that all comes to you 🙂
So i met Federica that explains what is Gumi Cheese 🙂
"GUMI is a Mongolian-French social business project whose main objective is to support Mongolian way of living and contribute to integrate nomadic herders into modern food-processing industry. The company is a partnership between Mongolian entrepreneurs and a french NGO, Entrepreneurs du monde, a major social microcredit operator.
In 2010, a Dairy production unit has been built and settled in Bulgan Aimag, well-know for the fine quality of its grazing and of its milk.
GUMI's production combines western technology and traditional knowhow with the organic and rich local raw material : the Mongolian Milk. All the milk animals are grazing outside, bred by nomadic herders and are monitored by a team of veterinary surgeons on GUMI's contracts, as the best guarantee for good milk is a healthy cattle.
All along the production process, constant quality controls are made by the team of operators and the experts of GUMI's laboratory to ensure a perfect sanitary level and optimize the quality and taste.
GUMI produces a tasty and organic EDAM cheese, perfect for sandwiches, salads, appetizers. It is a delicious cheese also grated on pizza or on top of pasta." (Text written by Gumi).
So thanks a lot Marie and Federica for this nice meeting !