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Re: My rendition of Montasio (#1)
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2014, 06:48:10 PM »
You are correct, sir! Beautiful rich creamy milk from all that luscious sweet grass. 8)

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Re: My rendition of Montasio (#1)
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2014, 08:36:14 PM »
Oh Ok you can stop now  :o  Buttery creaminess and raw milk heaven, I think we'll emigrate.  I wish common sense would prevail in the Land of Oz - It is almost impossible to get milk of that wonderful standard. If you approach the Dairy farmers they think you are trying to trick them into selling raw milk. All I want is choice -sorry rant ended !!  Sigh! dreaming  . . . . . 
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Re: My rendition of Montasio (#1)
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2014, 08:41:46 AM »
Don't your milk purveyors have a provision for allowing raw milk for pet consumption? If so, get a dog.

I see that the rules restricting raw milk sales are fairly new 2001/2004. There are a lot of other sources of food poisoning, but they don't restrict or outlaw raw poultry, raw eggs, raw oysters, raw spinach/lettuce(::)), etc.  ???  Warnings are provided to wash and/or cook these items to reduce/eliminate the hazard of food-borne illness.

Do you have access to pasteurized but not homogenized milk? That's an excellent alternative which makes for outstanding curds and cheese.

I too fervently hope that governments allow more freedom of choice about what we consume. Recent legislation in the state of Washington cleared the long-standing restriction against marijuana use. Its benefits and uses can now be openly explored where heretofore they were illegal. There is a decided effort to remove the plant from the federal Class One drug category. It is being tested and explored in labs to develop healthful therapies from the multitude of components found in the plant.

Why can't a similar focus exist wherein the benefits from the different components of raw milk are highlighted and promoted? Hey, we're all adults here...why are we treated like children who cannot make reasonable, rational decisions about how we prepare the foods that we eat?

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Re: My rendition of Montasio (#1)
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2014, 08:58:21 AM »
Ozzie, I'll ship you a couple of goats AND some maple syrup!!  Seriously, can't you order syrup shipped to you?  I have friends who make and ship syrup. I'll post their website if you want it. I just bartered with them for a half gallon of syrup yesterday!   ;D

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Re: My rendition of Montasio (#1)
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2014, 09:27:04 PM »
@ Boofer. I can get 'Bath milk' but the price is 2-3 times per litre.  I can get hold of un-homogenised - yet pasteurised milk at about $AU5.00 for 2 litres (that's about $AU10.00 a gallon) the 'bath milk' - 100% Jersey is 8 sometimes $9 for 2 litres. So, though I do protest a little, I do still have a nice milk to work with, so I shouldn't be such an whinger  :-X . But as you can see that a 10 litre batch is a bit expensive. If I want to sell my cheese , well that's just a whole mess of hurt right there, so many of us don't try as the cost for compliance is hideous.

@ Tiarella wow some goats, my address is - oh that's right can't get live animals into Australia easily - but thanks for the kind offer :) .  As far a the maple syrup goes now that's a differ story. I would be very appreciative of their web address and see how much it would be to import some. My wife and I are on our last 1oz bottle.  OMG I sound like we are on the moon, but sometimes it feels that we are a bit disconnected.

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Re: My rendition of Montasio (#1)
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2014, 12:57:16 PM »
Mal,  go to www.justameretreefarm.com and check them out.  They should be able to weigh a package and get the prices for shipment to you and tell you what the charge would be even before you decide if you can order.  Tell them Kathrin suggested them to you and that I said when shipping overseas I:  1) don't include an invoice because that gives out cost info, 2) don't use a business address label because I think product orders are taxed more than gifts, 3) ship as a personal present using my name instead of business name, 4)under-estimate value on customs form but not so much that they know it's under estimated 5) sometimes use a term that is inconclusive about contents such as, since I'm shipping flower remedies which are medicine and might be taxed higher, I use "flower essences" because some customs blokes will think it's perfume oils.  Don't know what term they could use but perhaps organic sugar syrup might work.  Sure if it's opened they'll see the maple label but if not opened it allows you to have a much lower cost on the customs form.

I did ship Dexter cattle to Australia once.  They were on farm quarantine here and then on quarantine in the US and then flown to AUstralia (after being fumigated and given Prozac, and no in-flight movie) and then in quarantine there.  Cost the buyers $9,000 just in quarantine and shipping fees but the first calves were worth a LOT of money!  but I'm not shipping goats to you.....you'll have to take them home in your luggage if you ever visit the US.   ;D

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Re: My rendition of Montasio (#1)
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2014, 06:18:47 PM »
A cheese for you Kathrin for your advice.  I've been shipping overseas but your advice may help lower our costs a bit.  We've been using USPS pretty much exclusively with good success (just takes a long time  :-\).

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Re: My rendition of Montasio (#1)
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2014, 07:02:17 PM »
 A cheese for you ^-^  .. . . Many thanks for the info and I'll contact them, can't wait :).
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Re: My rendition of Montasio (#1)
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2014, 10:55:55 AM »
Mal, how about going with sheep instead of goats? Between Australia and New Zealand, I think there might be a few around ... a few trillion, that is!

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Re: My rendition of Montasio (#1)
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2014, 11:20:11 AM »
A cheese for you Kathrin for your advice.  I've been shipping overseas but your advice may help lower our costs a bit.  We've been using USPS pretty much exclusively with good success (just takes a long time  :-\).

I'm glad, John.  Yeah, sometimes I gift wrap and include a card wishing them happy holidays or happy spring or whatever to really make it looks like a present in case it's opened by customs officers.  I usually tell the customer when I email them the invoice so they aren't confused and don't think it's really a present.....   ???

Thanks to you and Mal for the cheeses.  Can't believe I get a cheese without making cheese.  Ahhhhh, but I have made some cheese and will post about it soon.   :D
 


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