kosher raw milk and milk products
I was wondering if anyone knows of any companies that sell (preferably deliver) kosher raw milk and other products such as cheese, kefir, butter, etc.
If you are a consumer, I would stay away from raw fluid milk and short-term fermented milk products if I were you. The consequences from milk pathogens are just too problematic. Hard cheese, on the other hand, is acceptable. Even when we had our own goats and generated milk twice a day, and knew them all by name, we still pasteurized our milk.
Ahhhh.... they got to you - and to most of the rest of the US population. The fear-mongers. The people (marketers and lobbyists) who claim that all bacteria is bad. Anti-bacteria this and anti-bacteria that. And now, what do we have? Anti-bacterial resistant bacteria. While you are very deliberate in the terms you use "consenquences from milk pathogens", from what I understand, certain conditions need to be present for dangerous pathogens to exist. Going back to the history of pasteurizing milk, the government started requiring it due to horribly disgusting conditions that were present in run-of-the-mill dairies that were popping up during our population boom in the early 20th century. Instead of eliminating the source of the problem and enforcing regulation, they decided that it was easier to just pasteurize everything. So what's my beef with pasteurization? There are many beneficial bacteria present in raw milk that are killed off, along with any bad bacteria, during pasteurization. I won't go so far as to say that pasteurized milk is unhealthy for you, but it does open up a whole new set of health issues, and when done properly, raw milk is sooooo healthy. There are always going to be opponents and proponents to raw milk products. There's a ton of info out here, it's up to us as intelligent individuals to educate ourselves and process the information.