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A-2 A-2 milk to make cheese 15 minutes from home !  RSS feed

 
thomas rubino
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Hooray!!!  The neighbor's cow tested out A2-A2 !!!   YES,YES ,YES ! No more driving 60 miles one way for milk. My plan on making A-2 cheese just got much more affordable! $10.00 gal in idaho $4.00 a gal 15 minutes from home ! I can get milk straight from the cow, cold for drinking and making butter or not refrigerated just for making cheese  !!! A-2 Cheddar cheese is in our future !  Of course this milk is purchased to feed our animals... can't sell raw milk for human consumption in montana...  Luckily our piggys & kittys like us so maybe ... they will share their milk with us!
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Happy piggy waiting for her milk
 
John Polk
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They'll get the whey, if they're lucky !
 
richard valley
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Greetings thomas, What a great find, AA 2~and so close. The price is right you can make cheese if you've a mind to,~for the kttys.

Richard
 
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Howdy Richard; We are ecstatic to find milk so close to home and at a good price to boot ! I have it arranged to be at the farm 6:30 every monday for 2 gal straight from the cow milk, so there is much cheese making happening !  I made my first batch of A2 A2 cheddar cheese today ! Going to be hard waiting 60 days for it to age. 
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Whitey with her whey
 
Joe Wamsley
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While it is illegal to sell for straight consumption it is usually legal to sell for cheese making... Check your local legislation of coarse.
 
Tj Jefferson
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I am soooo envious! That stuff is hard to find in the US. My understanding is that the test is about $70 and most cows are going to not be pure, so it is not worth is because only a small percentage of people even know what that is. I can drink A2 by the quart and have no problems but the US milk just wrecks me.



 
thomas rubino
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Hi Tj;   A-2 A-2 is becoming more well known in the us. Had a friend living in rapid city SD who found it at the safeway store !!!  I've looked at every main stream grocery chain here in the NW with no luck.   Sadly my farmer neighbor decided to retire... moved away and sold all the cows out of state... he offered me the A-2 cow 1/2 bred but I was just not able to commit to miking every day.  I can still get fresh raw A-2 in north Idaho, 60 miles away for $10.00 a gal . We do buy it as its the only milk my wife can consume and for me it means I still get good cooking with milk and butter !  I am in a never ending search to find another A-2 cow closer to home.  As a side note we have "discovered" goat butter...  sold nationally at heath food stores, it is every bit as good as any cow butter !
 
Annie Lochte
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A2 milk is being advertised on the tv here.... I have drank goat milk for the past 10 or so years and when I got a lovely little jersey last year I thought I would sell the goats... Well... Peaches had her calf in feb and her milk is good... But I like the goat milk better.... I only make butter and yogurt so far but when I retire my job or get help with things here I'd love to try my hand at making some hard cheeses... 
 
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