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Offline Drac

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Milk to use for a newb
« on: October 12, 2012, 11:50:21 AM »
Good day all,

I have done my research in my area and there is a raw milk supplier just down the street from my house.  Question is as a person who hasn't done any cheese making (just LOTS of reading) should I start with store bought milk first?  Most of  the cheeses I will start with will be fresh and young cheeses.

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Jim
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Offline bbrown131211

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Re: Milk to use for a newb
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 01:41:15 PM »
Here in North Texas, I can only find ultrapasteurized milk in the supermarket -- no good for cheeses made with curds. However, I have successfully used Jersey cream (from Costco) and ultrapasteurized half and half for sour cream, cream fraise and cream cheese. Otherwise, I drive an hour into the country to a dairy for Jersey raw milk or raw goat's milk, which is expensive but works well at least for this newbie.

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Re: Milk to use for a newb
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 01:46:30 PM »
I found this for the Dallas area -

Lucky Layla Farms Farm Store at 3721 N. Jupiter Rd., Plano, TX 75074.

Jim
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Re: Milk to use for a newb
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 09:53:01 PM »
I, too, have gotten milk from Layla and was happy with the product. The small dairy I use is north of Denton and a bit closer to me. Good luck!

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Re: Milk to use for a newb
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 10:00:11 PM »
Oh, one more thought to add. I get fine raw goat's milk in Keller at Homestead Farms. Wonderful young couple run the dairy as well as growing organic produce and offering other local foods.


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Re: Milk to use for a newb
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 10:09:56 PM »
I found this for the Dallas area -

Lucky Layla Farms Farm Store at 3721 N. Jupiter Rd., Plano, TX 75074.

Jim

Ditto! Their milk works very well...good yields and good curds. Just wish they hadnt raised their prices by 20%...about 30-40 minutes from where I live.