From the time I was about 11, until I was 17, I would spend many days & evenings, carting hay for some summer disposable.
One of the farmers we did each year, would pull a huge jug of the stuff straight out of the chill vat, every time we had a break, … no pasteurising no homogenising, direct from cow, to cold, to us.
You really don’t know milk until you’ve done this. Amazing.
NB: Looking at how they’ve put the stop on cheesemakers getting their hands on non pasteurised milk now, … I imagine it might be illegal for farmers to pass it out prior to the process these days??
Real (raw) milk is the best. Tastes fantastic.
Australia, Scotland and Canada are the only countries where selling raw cow’s milk is illegal. Once again we need the govt to protect us and wrap us all up in cotton wool because we couldn’t possibly make our own decision about what is good or not to put into our own bodies. Farking nanny-state!
If you live near a dairy then you should be able to talk to the farmer and get your own raw milk, but beware that it is illegal. I live near three dairies and so have a choice; Jersey or Freisian. The Jersey milk is much creamier. Yes, there is a taste difference as well and also a difference between summer and winter when the grasses they are eating change quantities.
Just on the illegality of it, there is a farmer in SA who had a novel approach to getting around the laws, but of course has now been charged.
The Tyler family, who farm at Willunga Hill, about an hour out of Adelaide, supply raw milk to about 700 investors in South Australia. People can buy a share “their own cow” and the milk from that cow is theirs. However working within the legislation has not been easy, with authorities charging Mr Tyler for selling raw milk illegally. After an appeal to the Supreme Court a mistrial was declared, and a new trial will begin later this year.
There is a new push for dairy farmers to be able to sell raw milk but who knows how that will go. There is a start up company in NSW, “Made by Cow” selling the closest thing to raw milk that is legal. They have a process that uses high water pressure instead of heat to kill off any bacteria.