We just for the first time signed up for WIC and I can't believe how much milk they want you to take! OMG, it is gross. We don't do cow milk, but I have used it to make ricotta cheese.
I can freeze the cheese and we do eat that in lasagna, pasta, pastry, etc.
I think I'm going to switch my milk to soy--not that that is much better, but at least it is shelf stable and I can cook with it in a pinch.
Do you have a local healthfood store that carries milk from a local dairy? Even if it isn't "organic" it can still be good milk. Same with the cheese. Organic milk is largely ultra pasteurized in a lot of places, so it is not all that much better then the other stuff. If it is from a good dairy, then it will be okay, even if it isn't labeled 'organic.'
Wow, 3 hour visits? That sounds like a long wait.
I don't know if I would sit through that, or maybe once but then skip it.
For us it is worth it, because we get split peas (we do eat lentils and pintos, but get them from a local farm, not the stuff in the store) and use everything else. We have a good local healthfood store that takes wic, so we can good cheese, bulk brown rice, local eggs, and stuff, and it helps with our produce, too.
Can you use it at a different store in your area? That might help with the quality of food. Plus you have to do your part to keep those dairy farmer's subsidized!
Think of it as you providing welfare for the dairy industry.