Gently pasteurized, non-homogenized whole milk from the Sweet Rowen herd of pasture raised gmo-free heritage Vermont Linebacks in West Glover, Vermont.
Shelf life 18 days.
A note from Paul regarding gentle pasteurization:
Gently Pasteurized Cream-Top Whole Milk: We pasteurize 50 gallons of milk at a time and instead of heating the milk to 161 degrees we use a lower, 145 degree temp and hold it for at least thirty minutes. This ensures gentle handling of the natural biotic environment of our milk while still meeting FDA safe food processing and handling requirements. Cream-top (or cream-line) milk has not been homogenized. Homogenization is a high-pressure process that breaks apart the fat globules in the milk to create a uniform texture that does not separate. There have been some studies that link milk homogenization to increased dairy sensitivity, and homogenized milk is also considered to have a less pronounced milk flavor. Non-homogenized milk will naturally separate, creating a layer of delicious cream at the top that can be reserved for coffee, spread on toast, or used to make butter. It can be skimmed to create lowfat milk, or lightly shaken to mix before pouring.
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