I just got back from Birtchwood Dairy Farm. My daughter and I got to meet the cows and everything. Real nice people.
Got a gallon of raw milk.It was $8 per gallon.the farm I ordered from is $6 per gallon. I told them about this price difference and they explained that the other farm that is delivering to me is very good but the difference is that the other farm sells homogenized raw milk and then sells the cream separately. Their product is whole raw un-homogenized milk. So with their product you get the cream and the milk for $8. makes sense right?
The cream hasnt come to the top yet. It is obvious that this milk is better when you taste it. I just drank a glass and it is sweet and creamy. Hopefully I will survive without getting sick or going blind. Then I will give some to the offspring.
So I can expect at least seven days of shelf life?
Cant wait to see the cream, Im going to make some creme fresh.
As far as being a trouble maker, sorry for that. I just try to make conversation and I am sometimes forgetful in my discretion. I know this isnt the forum for many topics, its just that I "hold certain truths to be self evident" and if you are not legally allowed to by raw milk or you are not legally allowed to distill your own spirits or fuel or perfume then all of your other freedoms are in question.
Ok, so now I have a gallon of raw milk.What should my next level be to practice cheese making? Ive make yogurt regularly, I started making kefir. Ive also gotten as far as paneer/ ricotta, Never made any large curd though.