Hi Alan - Welcome! I'm very new myself but have found this forum and it's members amazing.
Having lived in Egypt for years I know the frustrations of living in a developing country. Things we take for granted i.e. paper towels, napkins, TP, etc. can be difficult to find except in the "big cities"...
If you're working for a U.S. contractor do they have regular mail runs from the States where you can get things delivered? If so, you have nothing to worry about. You'll be able to get books - Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking by Gianaclis Caldwell, Artisan Cheese Making at Home by Mary Karlin, Home Cheesemaking by Ricki Carroll (the Cheese Queen). If you can't order things from the States then perhaps ordering from London, Amsterdam, Paris, etc?
The Internet is full of recipes, tips, methods, everything you need to know. Watch as many Youtube videos on cheese making as you can so you can see what it's all about. You'll learn a ton from watching videos. For me it seems to sink in better than just reading about a certain technique.
Visit the open markets there and find someone who sells cheese if that's possible. If so, pick their brain about techniques, cheese cultures used, etc.
From what I've read various milk products are an important part of the Kazakh diet so milk should be plentiful. (I'll pass on the mare's milk, at least the fermented kind!!).
Speaking of mare's milk I wonder if anyone here on the forum has any experience with it?
Like I said, I'm new at this. There are tons of people on this forum with a whole heck of a lot of experience. I'm just speaking as someone who's lived in a foreign country and trying to find or learn something.