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Raw A2 Dairy Blog Posts

December 3, 2021
Eggnog is an old fashioned drink, a very old fashioned drink. It was originally used as a health tonic, but was transformed into a fancy holiday drink a few hundred years ago. Buying eggnog from a store can be tricky due to questionable ingredients or processes. Luckily, it's quick and easy to make at home with healthy farm-direct ingredients!
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October 22, 2021
I was misinformed. At some point, I read that raw milk contains lactase. As it turns out, this is not true! It is true that raw milk contains many live enzymes that are inactivated during pasteurization. But, what about lactase? I’ve heard many anecdotal stories from people who are lactose intolerant... but can handle raw milk. If raw milk doesn’t contain lactase, then why is that?
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July 29, 2021
They say “A diamond lasts forever.” The same can’t be said about cheese crystals. But, they are a sign of quality and distinction. A true delicacy. Have you ever eaten aged cheese and found it to be a bit crunchy? Well, if you look closer, you would see small white dots in or on the cheese causing that crunch. Those are cheese crystals (NOT mold).
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July 16, 2021
Can you freeze dairy? At Miller’s, we get this question often. The short answer is, yes, you can freeze dairy. I mean, you CAN freeze anything really. But, the question is, SHOULD you?
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June 25, 2021
If you’re a cheese eater, there’s an easy way to save 2.6 hours per year! All you need to do is buy shredded cheese instead of shredding it yourself. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind a little elbow grease, especially when cooking. But, my hold up with shredded cheese has always been the options available.
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June 11, 2021
Milk is sadly one of the most common food allergies in the US. It’s estimated that about 2.5% of children under 3 and 1-2% of adults are allergic to milk. Wow! Humans have been consuming milk for 6,000 years. Yet, the surge in milk allergies didn’t start until the past few decades. What’s going on? In my opinion, the problem is not simply “milk”... because all milk is not created equal. I’ve said it before, it’s the HOW not the COW.
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May 28, 2021
Miller’s Bio Farm prides itself in producing the highest quality products possible. And, this is especially true for our decadent nutrient-dense all-natural A2 butter. We get a good amount of feedback about our butter. This is mostly because customers expect something similar to store bought, and our butter is starkly different. It’s even a bit different from other farms’ all natural butters. We’ve done a lot of pondering and experimenting, trying to figure out what makes our butter thicker and more flavorful than most. Here’s what we’ve come to believe.
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May 7, 2021
I am personally ecstatic this week, because I LOVE SOFT CHEESE! And, it’s so hard (dare I say impossible) to find cheese, especially soft cheeses, made with high quality milk in stores. As of right now, Miller’s is offering for the first time ever - A2 CAMEMBERT CHEESE! And, it’s made with our own 100% grass fed and 100% A2 milk.
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April 2, 2021
Everyone’s gut is different. And, I’m not talking about what we can see. Rather, I’m talking about what we can’t see - the hundred trillion microorganisms that make our digestion (and more) happen. For reasons 100% proven but not 100% understood (as is too common in nature), the strains of bacteria in yogurt increase your body’s ability to digest complex carbohydrates!
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February 12, 2021
The farm staff and myself recently sampled over 20 different types of raw goat cheese… and a goat’s milk caramel. Oh my, they are all so yummy. Our favorites are now available in the store! I also went a little deeper and interviewed Amos Miller from Misty Creek Goat Dairy.
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January 29, 2021
Raw milk is one of the most misunderstood foods. Is it safe? Should I pasteurize it? How do I store it? Let’s see if I can help build your confidence, no matter where you are in your raw milk journey.
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January 22, 2021
Cheese is one of those unfortunately vilified foods that causes hesitation for some. Let’s be clear. I am NOT talking about Velveeta or any cheese that has ingredients other than milk, culture, and real salt (and maybe some natural herbs or spices or wood smoke). I have some great news - real old fashioned raw cheese is excellent for your health! You can be proud and healthy eating it daily. There are so many reasons why. So many that I’ll keep each sharp and to the point.
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October 23, 2020
It seems that there’s a lot of confusion and even misinformation out there about A2 milk. I’m hoping to bring some light to the topic. How can you be absolutely certain the milk is 100% A2? It’s NOT the breed of the cow. It’s NOT the fat content. It’s NOT whether it’s raw or homogenized. It’s NOT the nutritional content. It’s NOT what the cow is fed. It’s NOT how a cow lives.
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September 25, 2020
This year, we started getting the same question from a bunch of our awesome customers. It goes something like this, “I’m vegetarian. Can you make A2 cheese with vegetable rennet?” Of course, I relay all feedback to farmer Aaron. So, he started looking into it. We went down a rabbit hole of knowledge on this one. It turns out, there’s good reasons we use beef rennet.
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September 7, 2020
You’ve likely heard the sayings “turn lemons into lemonade” and “don’t cry over spilled milk”. But what do you do with too much milk or sour milk? There certainly should be a saying about that. If you accidentally over-purchase milk or your raw milk sours faster than you can drink it, please don’t dump that wonderful liquid down the drain. The ladies on the farm worked so hard to produce it. I have a solution for you - “Ricotta get going!” Turn your extra milk into ricotta cheese!
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