We're a fairly TF family, but I don't get around to the TF forums much, etc. anymore. We do raw milk, pastured butter, raw cheese, etc. and grass fed meats, coconut oil/flour, etc.
I have a piggyback question on this. I know SF likes Kerrygold and the cows are grazed on grass for most/all of the year. My question is this...does anyone know how common the use of antibiotics/hormones are in European brands of butter/cheese? I'm always confused about which way to go on this...maybe not about Kerrygold specifically, but when I see imported Euro cheeses that aren't "organic" I wonder how common the use of antibiotics/hormones, etc. are abroad? Ditto things like imported meats. We low carb for my PCOS/IR, and I keep looking at stuff like imported Italian Prosciutto at Costco (I don't remember it having nitrates/nitrites). Then I start wondering about how that gets handled abroad. Do they get their animals from here? Are they from Europe? Are they hormone/antibiotic laden or is Europe more conservative in the use of those?
I realize it would be hard to say specifically, but I'm wondering what the general trend is for Europe in terms of how they make their cheeses/meats and how they raise their livestock?