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Raw milk in Canberra?

By Bundah_Bloke - 22 August 2013 39

Where can I buy raw milk in Canberra?

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Raw milk in Canberra?
p1 2:28 pm 22 Aug 13

jh72 said :

This is advertised as bathing milk however the farmers is quite explicit in saying that it is fgood grade.

By definition (in this country at least), it isn’t food grade because it isn’t pasteurised.

Lazy I 2:21 pm 22 Aug 13

As mentioned, you need to track down ‘bath milk’ as it can’t be sold unpasteurised for human consumption.

Cleopatra is one well known brand, Wallan Vale Dairy is another (wallanvaledairy.com)

I drink about half a litre of raw milk a day and it hasn’t killed me yet /anecdote

tuco 1:33 pm 22 Aug 13

Hmmm. Having lived and worked on several dairy farms across Australia, I prefer pasteurized milk for several food safety-related reasons.

In other news, does the OP ever eat Brazilian food up Dickson way?

Watson 1:18 pm 22 Aug 13

Has anyone ever tried milk fresh from a cow? If not, you have not tasted real milk.

Now there is no way I would drink unpasteurised milk from a bottle. I’d only drink it just after milking, still warm. Ah, memories…

jh72 1:05 pm 22 Aug 13

this was always going to cause you backlash OP.

However, as mentioned you can get cleopatras bathing milk at mountain creek whole foods in Griffith. This is advertised as bathing milk however the farmers is quite explicit in saying that it is fgood grade. Jersey cows down in SA from memory. This place also stocks two different brands of unpasteurised raw goats milk (one from Nimbin, i don’t recall the other) and a few pasteurised but unhomogenised options. They are quite popular and normally don’t manage to stay in stock for 7 days, from memory, the cleopatras comes in on a tuesday and you will be lucky to find any left by friday. but things may have changed.

The farmers markets also has a dairy farmer who sells unhomogenised grass fed cows milk but it is pasteurised. I have never found a formal herdshare option in Canberra region so far.

BimboGeek 12:42 pm 22 Aug 13

If you want to go on a raw food diet you’re going to want to be vegan.

Raw milk is good for you if it’s raw almond milk. You soak the almonds in water overnight then blend them in the food processor for a long time.

Why on earth do you want to buy unpasteurised milk? Who told you it was a good idea? What do you think you are missing out on? Would you like to read about the public health outcomes from the invention of the pasteurisation process and tell us that it is a bad thing?

Amanda Hugankis 12:29 pm 22 Aug 13

You can’t buy raw milk to drink.

But at Mountain Creek (Griffith shops) you can buy it to bathe in – I believe its called ‘Cleopatra’s Milk’. Its sold in 2 litre bottles 😉

Blen_Carmichael 12:28 pm 22 Aug 13

johnboy said :

*Some* of the best cheese makers don’t use raw milk either and reckon its benefits are mythical.

That the oldest cheesemakers in the world aren’t very modern in their methods should be no surprise.

This also applies to any manufacturer of dairy products.

Spitfire3 12:26 pm 22 Aug 13

Where can I buy some bovine tuberculosis suspension in Canberra?

johnboy 11:12 am 22 Aug 13

*Some* of the best cheese makers don’t use raw milk either and reckon its benefits are mythical.

That the oldest cheesemakers in the world aren’t very modern in their methods should be no surprise.

DrKoresh 11:10 am 22 Aug 13

Ben_Dover said :

DrKoresh said :

It’s a bad idea, don’t do it.

DrKoresh said :

It’s a bad idea, don’t do it.

Why not? All the best cheeses are made with raw milk.

Fine, let’s add the caveat of “Unless you’re planning to make cheese.”

Ben_Dover 10:59 am 22 Aug 13

DrKoresh said :

It’s a bad idea, don’t do it.

DrKoresh said :

It’s a bad idea, don’t do it.

Why not? All the best cheeses are made with raw milk.

Dilandach 10:59 am 22 Aug 13

Does it have to be cow milk?

Cats have nipples.

DrKoresh 10:41 am 22 Aug 13

It’s a bad idea, don’t do it.

laraeddy 10:37 am 22 Aug 13

Hi, Bundah_Bloke

I think the short answer is that you can’t buy raw milk directly/retail because legally farmers/retaillers can’t sell it to you.

But there may be an option to ‘herdshare’ where basically you buy a share in a cow and have the farmer look after it, milk it and provide you with an agreed share of the milk.

Bit like syndicating a racehorse – except the cow probably runs faster.

You might want to contact Slow Food here in Canberra (check out http://slowfoodcanberra.com/) and see if there are any herdshares that take Canberra-based ‘owners’.

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