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Homemade Cheese - Best Milk

YessicaSF Aug 26, 2011 04:42 PM

I just bought a book on making cheese at home and am ready to go! I am looking for the best pasteurized, non-homogenized milks and creams. What brands (store/market) would you recommend and where to buy? On another level any tips on getting FRESH milk?

Any suggestions would be great!

I am in North Beach, and would prefer not to cross a bridge, but it can be arranged.

  1. wolfe Aug 26, 2011 04:46 PM

    Straus Cream Top pasteurized and if you want to try Caravale raw,
    You will be in good company. Cowgirl Creamery MT TAM. It's a smooth, creamy, elegant, 10-oz, triple-cream - made with tasty organic milk from the Straus Family Dairy.

    4 Replies
    1. re: wolfe
      YessicaSF Aug 26, 2011 04:58 PM

      Awesome! That looks like exactly what I want!

      1. re: YessicaSF
        Robert Lauriston Aug 26, 2011 05:10 PM

        Pasteurized and non-homogenized milk, Straus is the only one I've seen around. It's cheaper labeled as the house-brand "cream top" milk at Trader Joe's.

        1. re: YessicaSF
          YessicaSF Aug 30, 2011 04:28 PM

          Hmmm Whole Foods didn't have whole milk.

          1. re: YessicaSF
            Robert Lauriston Aug 30, 2011 04:34 PM

            Trader Joe's usually does, though they may run out.

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