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Originally Posted by Rico'sAlice
The raw pastured milk I drink tastes different from itself week to week. Depnds on what type of wildflowers and stuff they've gotten a hold of. Also, I swear the AM & PM milkings have different percentages of fat.
Anyway, sometimes it tastes "grassy" but never "gamey." I know that w/ goats that gamey milk is a result of having bucks around. Not sure if that is an issue with cows.
Not sure the breed. Somehing heritage I think maybe Devon.
Before I got that and was drinking the Organic Valley, the only kind they sell here is the ultra-pasteurized, so it always had a certain cooked taste.
Originally Posted by kdmama33
There was a recent thread in which several people said that their raw, grass-fed milk tasted the same as the pastuerized, homogenized stuff that they used to buy. However, that has NEVER been the case for me, and I've purchased milk from two different farmers. Each of them milk a single jersey cow, and both cows are entirely grass-fed. I think the milk tastes awful. Very gamey. And I grew up on a dairy farm and drank a lot of milk straight from the cow, so I know it's not just me. (Those cows were holsteins and brown swiss, though, which could make some difference.)
and my man . Momma to ds1 (11-'04) , ds2 (8-'08) , dd (3-'12) , and Mr Blue, Chiyo, and Fireball, our 3 .
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