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Jun 4, 2005 09:31 AM

looking for buffalo milk or unhomogenized cow's milk

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i want to give a shot at making fresh mozzarella and would like to know where i can find either buffalo milk or unhomogenized cow's milk besides going to a dairy farmer

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  1. you might try the saturday farmer's market at the toronto waldorf school (bathurst and hwy 7). there are a lot of organic/natural food vendors. if they don't have it, they probably know someone who would.

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    1. re: tuqueboy

      thanks for your help
      i'll look into it and see if i can find the harmony brand of milk
      the farmer's market sounds very interesting too, might be fun just to go and check it out

      1. re: j6p

        They have Harmony Milk at Fiesta Farms, on Christie between Bloor and Dupont. They probably have it at Whole Foods and Noah's as well, although I'm not sure.


    2. Harmony Farms ogranic brand of milk has an unhomogenized whole cow milk (glass bottles and brown cardboard boxes). It is sold at Whole foods, Fiesta farms, Noah's and likely other large supermarkets. You can call them and ask where you can find their products in your neighbordhood

      I think I have seen also unhomogenized goat milk, but I never saw buffalo milk for sale in North America.

      Most buffalo mlik cheese produced locally is made from cow milk, so I doubt it would be easy to find buffalo milk.

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      1. re: qwerty

        I know this is a long-dormant thread, but since it shows up at the top of searches, I thought I would add some info:

        There ARE water-buffalo farmers in Ontario, and you can get real* water buffalo milk. There are a number of farms out by Stirling (and they have a buffalo milk festival in the fall which is DEFINTELY worth going to) and now there is a farm just this side of London called Purple Hill farm where you can also get it with a shorter drive.

        *It is real milk from real water buffalo, but it DOES taste subtly different from the milk in Italy. The soil here is different enough to make for a different - and VERY interesting - variant. Make some cheese and you will see what I mean. It is really quite excellent.

        1. re: geekboy

          Monforte dairy has announced that it will start producing buffalo milk mozzarella in spring 2011. Can't wait!

          1. re: myriam5555

            Meh. I'd rather they just sell us the buffalo milk. Unless you are eating it the day they make it, you are WAY further ahead to make it at home. Real mozza just isnt the same the next day.

            1. re: geekboy

              Ruth from Monforte may be able to put you in touch with the dairy that produces the buffalo milk.