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Mar 3, 2009 12:23 PM

Best milk in town

There's a new Dairy whose products are available at Whole Foods downtown: "Remember When." They pastureize at a much lower temp (and for a longer time) than other dairies and the result is a milk that tastes as close to raw as you can get. Also, some amino acids and other nutrients are preserved in the process and it's supposed to be really god for you. It's so good, I'm having trouble not guzzling the gallon I just bought. $5.99 per gallon and worth every penny.

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  1. i have heard a lot about remember when, because greenling was carrying it for quite a while.
    people loved the taste, but they had to stop selling it because everyone was complaining about it spoiling in a day or so---- the message board was filled with the same reports.

    so, be careful if you can't guzzle that gallon!

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    1. re: dinaofdoom

      Interesting post about that milk spoiling faster, that doesn't seem to make sense to me. i buy raw milk straight from the dairy and it lasts for weeks. i pay $7 a gallon

      1. re: sbhlaw

        Hey Y'all.... new here and missing my raw milk supplying near Houston. I was paying $7.00 per gallon and here the only goat milk place I found close to me charges $14 a gallon! sbhlaw...where do you get your milk? Is it cow or goat?

        Jayden Austin

        1. re: sbhlaw

          I've been buying raw goat yoghurt and am concerned about spoilage of it. If your raw milk lasts weeks, how long should I expect raw yoghert to last? It smells bad regardless so I can't gage freshness that way. I realize this may be a threadjack, so apologies in advance.

          1. re: sbhlaw

            sbhlaw, from what dairy are you getting your raw milk?

          2. re: dinaofdoom

            Hmm, our Remember When milk spoils the normal 5-7 days after being opened. For Greenling's to spoil quicker it either got to hot somewhere on the way or wasn't reaching the customers in time.

            1. re: Carter B.

              according to greenling, they investigated the matter and couldn't figure out the why, so they stopped carrying it for now.

              1. re: dinaofdoom

                I got two half gallons of Remember When milk from Greenling last week, and it is available this week as well. It does seem to spoil a little faster than your average grocery store variety of milk, but it makes you realize that those other milks weren't all that good to start with. I also recommend trying their butter. The scent is amazing.

          3. This might be a silly question, but I'm really new to raw dairy. Is there such a thing as raw skim milk? I absolutely love skim milk, but anything above tastes like pure cream to me and not good for drinking (great for coffee or cooking though).

            Also, could you make yogurt from this?

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            1. re: foodiegal71

              I haven't tried making yogurt but I've made several batches of mozzarella from Remember When's whole milk and it's beautiful. Great for just drinking, too.

              1. re: foodiegal71

                I get the Skim Remember When and make yogurt - with great results. I also add dry milk and a plain, storebough 8 oz for a starter. I get my Remember When @ Wheatsville, but they're out for the summer (rendering the name ironically appropriate).

              2. Remember When also sells at the downtown farmer's market (get there early!), Wheatsville, and (I think) People's RX. They have whole, 2%, skim, and buttermilk. I have also bought drinkable yogurt flavored with fruit from them. Mmmmm!

                Good tips from the Wheatsville folks on purchasing and storage here:

                Contact the dairy here:

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                1. To each his own, but GOD! How can any adult get excited about drinking milk? Yuck!

                  1. Thanks everyone for posting about this - I've been looking for more options re: local and natural milk. I've actually been looking for milk that's hormone-free. Organic and unpasteurized are GREAT but really expensive. Has anyone found affordable hormone-free milk around here? I only know of Promised Land, which is too pricey considering I just can't seem to use it all before it goes bad.

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                    1. re: 2kindsofcheese

                      The house brand of organic milk at Whole Foods is very affordable. From what I understand the milk is actually Organic Valley but it's sold under the Whole Foods brand. I could be wrong about that but that's what I was told at one point.

                      1. re: 2kindsofcheese

                        I've been buying Way Back When Skim at Wheatsville (used to be Remember When). They're supposed to be in Whole Foods and Central Market soon as well. And I've read that they're at the Downtown Farmer's Market but I didn't see them a couple of weeks ago when I was there.

                        Central Market
                        4477 S Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745

                        1. re: foodiegal71

                          Way Back When was at the farmer's market on Saturday at the Barton Creek Mall.

                            1. re: addlepated

                              not too long ago, greenling mentioned they brought back remember when dairy into the inventory.

                              ...and i just checked the site. greenling offers skim, 2%, whole, cream and yogurt from WBW, formerly RW.

                              1. re: addlepated

                                Absolutely it is! I can't wait for it to start showing up at stores. He's also supposed to have someone up at the Cedar Park FM.