Barn First Creamery's Goat milk is gently pasteurized, also known as "thermalized", meaning that it's heat-treated at lower temperatures for a longer time than commercial, supermarket milk. When milk is pasteurized at lower temperatures it doesn't have a cooked flavor and its flavor is closer to that of raw milk. You can use goat milk just like whole cow's milk, so pour it over cereal or granola or try it in your coffee!
Keep refrigerated. Use within 2 weeks or by date on bottle.
Barn First's American Alpine breed of dairy goats produce milk that has about the same fat content and protein density as cow's milk, but there are some differences. Because the fat molecules in goat's milk are smaller than they are in cow's milk, the milk isn't as likely to separate and the smaller fat molecules make the milk easier for humans to digest. In fact, a lot of people who have trouble digesting cow's milk are able to drink goat's milk. The flavor of Barn First's Goat Milk changes from season to season because of the way it is pasteurized. In the spring it's rich and sweet, in the summer the milk is floral and light, and as fall sets in the milk gets richer and you may see a little skim of cream on top. In the early winter, as snow starts to fall the goats are fed rich, second-cut hay, balsam and spruce so the milk is sweet, nutty and fatty. Then, in January and February the goats are pregnant and they take a break from milking until early spring.
This milk is awesome. I've tried many goat milks and this is unquestionably the best. It's just like milk was when I was a child with the cream settling on the top! (The cream part is truly amazing)
Absolutely delicious! I just tried this goat milk and it is sweet, creamy, fresh and no one in our house can tell that it comes from a goat. I was expecting the milk to taste a little tangy but it isn't and I am thrilled to have a fresh source of this easy to digest dairy product. Please keep it coming;)