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suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Getting hold of milk
« on: July 13, 2010, 08:14:09 pm »
Is there any way I can get hold of milk for cheese making without getting shop-bought stuff or buying a cow?

I don't know any local smallholders round here who have a cow.

What are the rules about bypassing supermarkets for milk?

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RUSTYME

  • Joined Oct 2009
Re: Getting hold of milk
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 08:58:24 pm »
I don't know about where you are , but round here , most farmers would sell you some milk for making cheese without problems . I have no idea if it is legal or not , but as long as they know you round here you could have as much as you wanted .
If you do buy from a dairy farm , unless they have their own treatment equipment , the milk will not be pasteurized so even better for making your cheese . It will just be chilled . I don't think it will keep quite as long as shop bought milk though , that's one reason why they zap it !!!
I have made cheese from both shop bought pasteurized  and farm bought raw , farm bought worked the best . If you use it just as milk though , it does taste a bit different to shop bought ( better) .
 good luck ...

cheers

Russ

Cobra

  • Joined Jun 2010
  • Somerset
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Re: Getting hold of milk
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 01:44:53 am »
I agree have a word with a local farmer and go for the freash stuff, what I would be interested in is how to aquire renit ??? Will listen with great intent, good luck with your cheese making  ;)

RUSTYME

  • Joined Oct 2009

CameronS

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • North East Fife
Re: Getting hold of milk
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 11:08:03 pm »
Farm Shops?

 

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