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What does raw milk taste like?

post #1 of 47
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I'm kinda scared.
post #2 of 47
raw jersey cow's milk taste like milk. pasteurized tastes 'cooked' in comparison, so raw kind of has less of that flavor that you may not be aware of until you switch back for some reason. raw cow's milk should have no off flavors whatsoever: clean, delicious!
post #3 of 47
It tastes fabulous! It's a richer, cleaner and sweeter flavor than pasteurized. I was scared the first time I tried it, too. But I love it. If only I could convince my DH that it's not "risky".
post #4 of 47
It tastes like milk ought to taste. Now ultra-pasteurized milk tastes like plastic to me.

Aven
post #5 of 47
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I keep picturing the sour smell from my breast milk (which i am also afraid to try) LOL.

so i guess with raw milk there is no "2%, or skim" right?
post #6 of 47
You could skim the fat off the top of your milk to make it "skimmed milk" or take a best guess and skim off half to make it closer to 2%. You could save the cream for other uses then.

Oh, and raw milk is so sweet and good. No nasty aftertaste that I find with pasturized milk. I was told by the dairy farmer to start slowly (like 1/2 cup) and work up to more because it has all the enzymes and I'm not used to them. However, it tasted so good, I couldn't help myself and I drank 2 big glasses right away! Luckily, I didn't have any issues! Which, is also amazing on another level because I've been unable to drink milk since college due to lactose intolerance.

Enjoy!
post #7 of 47
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I keep picturing the sour smell from my breast milk (which i am also afraid to try) LOL.

so i guess with raw milk there is no "2%, or skim" right?
breast milk tastes good I think. but maybe I'm weird. ive tried mine many times simply out of curiousity. I was just facinated that my body produced a food!

anyways, raw cows milk pretty much just tastes like milk, nothing weird really at all. my kids actually love it so much more than regular milk, its bizarre, I just told them we are getting a new kind of milk strairt from the farm and they can not get enough!
post #8 of 47
Just like everyone else says, I think it tastes so clean, crips and yum.

Oh, we've tasted my breast milk, when I was milking , and it tasted like vanilla icecream, very sweet, rich and creamy, it was very yummy too DH even has talked about putting it in his coffee with his co-workers, they were all grossed out and he's was all, so what, it's good
post #9 of 47
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DH even has talked about putting it in his coffee with his co-workers, they were all grossed out and he's was all, so what, it's good


you have a very enlightened hubby
post #10 of 47
Actually, they do make skim raw milk, but it sort of defeats the purpose All the good stuff that is in the milk is fat soluable. So you would be paying through the nose for something less valuable should you choose to go the skim route!

Don't be afraid of good animal fats!

Raw milk has a creamy, clean sweet taste. Normal store bought milk taste so bad to me now.

raw goats milk also taste very good. Not at all like storebought pasteurized.
post #11 of 47
I drink whole raw milk from Organic Pastures dairy (from100% pasture grazed cows). It tastes rich, creamy, hint of sweetness and overall delicious. Its healthy and quite a pleasure to drink.
post #12 of 47
you can't really skim the fat off of goats milk like you do cows, the fat globules are much smaller an needs to be mechanically seperated. (basically it's naturally homoginized)

raw goat milk is yummy, have never tried the store bought goat, I like it better than store bought cow.
post #13 of 47
To me, it doesn't taste as sweet and processed as regular milk. I love it. We just moved to an area where I can get raw milk and I love it. My kids like it.

My dh, who is notoriously skeptical, said he doesn't like it because it doesn't taste like milk. I said, "Dh, this IS milk. What you like to drink is hormones, pasturization, homogenization...."
post #14 of 47
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Originally Posted by DoomaYula View Post
My dh, who is notoriously skeptical, said he doesn't like it because it doesn't taste like milk. I said, "Dh, this IS milk. What you like to drink is hormones, pasturization, homogenization...."
- my dh prefers store bought white bread and "manwich" over homemade bread and sloppy joes-I kwym.
post #15 of 47
I never even noticed a taste difference. I don't drink a lot of straight glasses of milk but it just tastes like milk to me.
WRT skim milk, my Amish farmer considers skim milk trash. He said he couldn't sleep at night if he sold it to people. After he skims off the cream for butter and such, he gives it to his pigs. Of course, they think it's just great but it's not really healthy for people. All pig farmers know that skim milk is the way to fatten up a pig. Now we know why Americans as a whole are overweight- it's all that skim milk!
post #16 of 47
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I never even noticed a taste difference. I don't drink a lot of straight glasses of milk but it just tastes like milk to me.
WRT skim milk, my Amish farmer considers skim milk trash. He said he couldn't sleep at night if he sold it to people. After he skims off the cream for butter and such, he gives it to his pigs. Of course, they think it's just great but it's not really healthy for people. All pig farmers know that skim milk is the way to fatten up a pig. Now we know why Americans as a whole are overweight- it's all that skim milk!
that is great
post #17 of 47
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Originally Posted by Pinky Tuscadero View Post
I never even noticed a taste difference. I don't drink a lot of straight glasses of milk but it just tastes like milk to me.
WRT skim milk, my Amish farmer considers skim milk trash. He said he couldn't sleep at night if he sold it to people. After he skims off the cream for butter and such, he gives it to his pigs. Of course, they think it's just great but it's not really healthy for people. All pig farmers know that skim milk is the way to fatten up a pig. Now we know why Americans as a whole are overweight- it's all that skim milk!
facinating concept- skim milk contributing to obesity? i believe it but am curious as to why?
post #18 of 47
I don't really know but it is commom knowledge among farmers.
Maybe our bodies recognize that the milk *should* have fat and since it doesn't, we must be in for a famine or drought. Perhaps it's part of the way our body builds reserves for lean times.
I know a lot of people say they lose weight when they start eating healthy fats. Maybe our bodies are way smarter than we are!
post #19 of 47
I believe it's a nutrition balance. Kind of like the eat only the white of the egg, not the yolk, because the yolk has fats. The egg works as a balance of nutrition with the white and yolk, though, so breaking up that balance makes for an inferior nutritional option.

That and you need the fats in order to better absorb the nutrients from the food. This is why it's important to use superior foods, so you aren't also absorbing toxins along with the good stuff.

Yea, my dh is a hoot, and in some ways more radical than I am.
post #20 of 47
Where do you get raw milk? Is it expensive?
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