Is your milk pasteurised?

Yes, it is. It is illegal to sell raw milk in Scotland. Mossgiel Organic Farm only sells pasteurised milk.

The milk at Mossgiel Organic Farm is pasteurised in a different way to most milk on the shelves. Milk produced by “Big Dairy” uses a system called “Continuous Flow Pasteurisation”. This quickly heats the milk to a very high temperature before cooling it again. The problem with this method is that it destroys the protein lactoferrin, and alters the taste of the milk.

We heat our milk to a lower temperature – around 68 degrees – but we hold it at this temperature for 5 minutes. This takes more time than the continuous flow method, but it results in no destruction of lactoferrin and tastes better too.