It might sound odd, drinking camel milk or making cheese from it, but really it is no different from using cows, sheep or goats. It is just that camels are, well, odd.
But according to the BBC camel milk is to be the next big thing (and who would have guessed that in their interviews?) and it is all down to the United Nations who are calling for the milk, rich in vitamins B and C to be sold in the West. The milk also holds 10 times more iron than cow's milk and is slightly saltier too. It is widely consummed across the Arab world.
When top retailers such as Harrods and Fortnum & Mason express an interest, perhaps to cater for the large number of top spending Arabs customers in their stores rather than the likes of you and me, then it could have a niche to fill.
A couple of problems though, before camels milk makes it mainstream. Firstly the main producers are nomadic and second that the milk has so far not proved to be compatible with the UHT (Ultra High Temperature) treatment needed to make it long-lasting.