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Access to raw!
« on: July 09, 2014, 04:38:14 PM »
It looks like I will get to obtain 4 to 5 gallons of raw cow milk on August 2. I am so excited!!  What to make? A cheddar I think!
Susan


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Re: Access to raw!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 06:54:04 PM »
sigh... officially jealous!  ;)
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Re: Access to raw!
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 04:53:52 AM »
Hi

You are going to love the break, when I changed from store bought p/h to raw milk suddenly renneting was a breeze!

Do you know the farmer and will you be inspecting the milking parlour yourself? or will it be "from the bucket"?

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Re: Access to raw!
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 09:41:56 AM »
Raw milk is definitely the best for making cheese , especially if you know and trust the source.

My fist time with raw milk was not a pleasant experience , they both went bad , I'm thinking the milk was not handled or kept properly before I got it , it was from a friend of a friend , it was free though , they said they had excess.

Two four gallon makes out the door , I wish now I had pasteurized them first.

I now get my raw milk from a supermarket in Idaho , and it always works great.

If you know the source and trust them , use it raw , if you are unsure of the handling or keeping , you may want to consider low temp pasteurizing it first.

Anyway , congrats and good luck ! ;D
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Re: Access to raw!
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 02:39:26 PM »
The source is a friend who makes cheese herself from the cow she milks. But she will not be able to use the milk herself that weekend!! I need to find out who is doing the milking then....
Susan


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Re: Access to raw!
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 03:57:29 PM »
I need to find out who is doing the milking then....

Maybe YOU are !!   :o ;D

Ever milk a cow before ?  ;D
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Re: Access to raw!
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 11:54:35 PM »
No I never have had the opportunity to milk a cow or a goat. I am happy to try though. This is a Jersey cow. I have to get there at 7 am to do the milking, and the place is about 45 mins from home. I am wondering if the milk needs to be chilled for the ride home, or leave it at temp? Seems like chilling would be a better idea...
Susan