Raw Milk Revelry – This Saturday 4/18!
Plus Our Sweet & Stinky Grilled Cheese of the Week
and Spring Beer & Cheese Dinner at Buttermilk Channel
, stop by Saxelby Cheesemongers to celebrate the first ever Raw Milk Appreciation Day
! We’ll be doling out samples of our favorite raw milk cheeses, and offering a discount of 10% off
all raw milk cheese purchases!
Making cheese from raw milk is a tradition that spans thousands of years of human history. It wasn’t until the mid-twentieth century (coinciding with the growth of large-scale, industrial food production) that cheeses began to be made from pasteurized milk. And while pasteurization has its place (in large cheese factories say…) we cheesemongers have a deep love for raw milk cheeses, the traditions they represent, and the flavors they convey.
In addition to being delicious and complex, it turns out that raw milk cheeses are very good for you! Raw milk is a complete food – containing protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, cholesterol, and probiotics. Raw milk also contains all 8 essential amino acids, which are the building blocks for proteins that we can only get from our diet. If that isn’t a health endorsement for raw milk, we don’t know what is!!
Raw milk is rich in minerals and enzymes which are necessary for absorption and utilization of sugars and fats present in milk. Conversely, the pasteurization process renders milk full of minerals that cannot be absorbed, sugars that can’t be digested, and fats that contribute to unhealthy cholesterol in the body. The probiotics (or beneficial bacteria) in raw milk are essential to our health and the health of our guts, keeping harmful bacteria at bay and maintaining a diverse and robust gut microbiota.
Last but not least, raw milk cheeses are safe! Dairies and creameries that produce raw milk cheeses are regularly inspected, and held to the highest standard when it comes to the health and hygiene of their animals.
And did we mention how delicious raw milk cheese is?! Saxelby Cheesemongers is proud to source and sell raw milk cheeses from our network of exceptional local farms. Stop by the shop this Saturday and share a slice of one of the most delicious foods humanity has ever produced!