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  • Where To Find Pasteurized Milk To Make Cheese and Make This Cheese

    In the United States, all cows milk purchased in the store must be pasteurized. This kills the harmful bacteria. Pasteurized milk still allows the butterfat or cream to rise. Butterfat is a triglyceride and can be a cause of concern for people "battling the bulge". On the other hand, butterfat is essential for growth especially in children. Cows milk contains approximately 3.25% butterfat. When the butterfat is removed it decreases the amount of butterfat in the milk. Hence, 2% milk contains 2% butterfat, 1% milk contains 1% butterfat and so on. Therefore skim milk has had most of the butterfat removed or skimmed. The removed butterfat is used for other products like butter, cheese and cream. Yellow cheeses generally contain more butterfat than white cheeses. Then the milk is...see more »In the United States, all cows milk purchased in the store must be pasteurized. This kills the harmful bacteria. Pasteurized milk still allows the butterfat or cream to rise. Butterfat is a triglyceride and can be a cause of concern for people "battling the bulge". On the other hand, butterfat is essential for growth especially in children. Cows milk contains approximately 3.25% butterfat. When the butterfat is removed it decreases the amount of butterfat in the milk. Hence, 2% milk contains 2% butterfat, 1% milk contains 1% butterfat and so on. Therefore skim milk has had most of the butterfat removed or skimmed. The removed butterfat is used for other products like butter, cheese and cream. Yellow cheeses generally contain more butterfat than white cheeses. Then the milk is homogenized, blended, to make a smooth product without clumps of butterfat. (Goats milk is somewhat naturally homogenized) The more butterfat in the milk, the faster it spoils. Thus, skim milk lasts longer. Since the general public doesn't want to be bothered with using or skimming the floating butterfat, the dairies homogenize ALL the milk before bottling (containerizing) the milk for the stores. Back in the 1950s, pasteurized milk was very popular. Since then the availability of just pasteurized milk has given way to "pasteurized&homogenized" milk, making it difficult to find anything else. Some people believe that whole milk (3.25% butterfat) is the only homogenized milk and that 2% milk on down to skim milk is not. This is not the case. Milk from other animals, such as goats or sheep, contain different levels of butterfat ; ie - goats approximately 3.8%. Human milk contains approximately 4% butterfat. Please note that all percentages are approximate as different breeds produce different percentages of butterfat. When looking for milk to make cheese, also consider the butterfat content of the milk from each breed.

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    would you care to share the recipe?

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