Homemade Salted Cheese

 Written by: Yama Rahi

Some people take benefit of their skills and make somethings at homes and sell them in the market.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Bashir Tarakhil who makes cheese at home and sells it in his shop.

Tarakhil says: “at the beginning, I was selling dairy products in my shop and I was buying salted cheese from one of my relatives and then I learned to make salted cheese from him during six months. Now I could make salted cheese myself.

milk, yogurt, a special yeast, beans and red chilies are used in making salted cheese.

I sell about 40 kgs of salted cheese weekly and the price of one kg is 500 Afghanis. My most benefit is from the selling of salted cheese.


The Effect of Mistrust on Sale:

The sale of lower-quality products in the name of originals and high-quality products causes mistrust of the customers and in the result, the shopkeeper would not be able to have satisfying sales.

Zenat, a resident of Kabul city says: “once I bought a mobile phone set from a shop. Its battery was not keeping the charge and its touch system was not working properly either. When I returned it back to the shopkeeper, he told me that he could do nothing for me. Thus, he loses his confidence to his customers.”

Muhammad Anwar, a resident of Nooristan province says: “I bought a wristwatch from a shop and he guaranteed it's waterproof. After a few days, water damaged it. I returned back to the shopkeeper but as he had not given me the warranty card, he did not take the watch back.”

Noorzia, a resident of Kapisa province says: “once I bought a pair of shoe. The shopkeeper said about the high quality of them but they worn-out after a few days and I would never buy anything from that shop again.”