The milk that we offer is non homogenized and minimally pasteurized. We currently carry milk from Paint Valley Creamery, which is the dairy arm of Wholesome Valley Farm in Wilmot, OH. This milk is from an all Guernsey cow herd.
Guernsey cows are renowned for their quality of milk. Old timers and artisan cheese-houses love them. They don’t produce as much milk as modern Holsteins, but the milk they do produce is rich in butterfat and protein. This product is a “true whole milk.” This means that it is whatever butterfat comes out of the cow. Most whole milks are actually a calculated formula of fat, usually around 3.25%. You are probably scratching your head asking why. Well it is simple. If a dairy is putting a nutritional label on the side of the carton, then every carton has to have the same nutrition. If the milk changes in butterfat from milking to milking and throughout the year, then your label isn’t true. So what dairies do is separate the milk first then mix cream and skim milk together to make a 3.25% butterfat milk.
This Guernsey milk product is not separated in any way. It has a very rich flavor with a full mouth feel. And because this milk is from grass grazed cattle, the fats are loaded in good Omega 3 fatty acids, including CLAs. This milk is an excellent choice for toddlers and young children who need the extra fat and nutrition.