TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN

Top of the mountain

Top of the mountain

Exploring the mountains of Laklouk, Lebanon, I discovered Sanaa Ghsein sitting in front of her tent. Sanaa used to be a nurse in the Beqaa Valley, which is the heart of agriculture in Lebanon, and is known for making cheese and labne (yogurt). She eventually moved to Laklouk, where she now makes her own fresh cheese and labne. She invited me in her tent and spoke with me about the process of making these products. She lives and works here, just steps away from a small church.

Top of the mountain

Top of the mountain

Sanaa hangs up a cloth she uses to make labne and yogurt as she readies herself for a picture.

Top of the mountain

Top of the mountain

Sanaa took me inside her tent, where she has labne and cheese sitting in big tins. She insisted I tried the labne, and generously offered her home-made products.

Top of the mountain

Top of the mountain

Sanaa proudly takes me through the steps of making these products, and she has a lot of pride in what she does.