‘Non-standardised’ basically means that no Cream has been skimmed off the top of the Milk. Or, to put it another way, all the natural goodness that the Cows produce has been left in. Why would cream be removed from Milk? Well, Cream is valuable; it is always more expensive than Milk. This is because Cream … Read more What is ‘non-standardised’ milk?
Pasteurisation is the process of heating Milk to destroy any harmful bacteria that may be present before bottling / packaging takes place. In Scotland, it is illegal to sell Milk to the general public that has not been pasteurised. The only way that a Farm can sell raw milk in Scotland is if they are … Read more What does ‘Batch Pasteurised’ mean?
What is the difference between ‘Pasture Fed’ and ‘Grass Fed’? ‘Grass Fed’ means at some point the animal has eaten some grass whereas ‘Pasture Fed’ means that all the animal has eaten is grass. No cereals or other non-grass feed. ‘Pasture Fed’ is therefore better than ‘Grass Fed’. The marvelous Cows at Mossgiel Organic Farm … Read more What is the difference between ‘Pasture Fed’ and ‘Grass Fed’?
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 … Read more Is your milk pasteurised?
Non-Homogenised Milk Mossgiel Organic Milk is ALWAYS ‘non-homogenised’, that’s a fancy way of saying – ‘not highly processed’ or ‘as nature intended’. During the journey from cow to your fridge, BIG DAIRY wants to make sure the milk always looks nice and white – from the first drop out of your plastic bottle to the … Read more What is non-homogenised?
Cream is the layer that rises to the top in non-homogenised milk. It is made up of a mixture of milk and butterfat. As it is slightly less dense than milk, it floats to the top if it is given enough time to settle. The fat in cream forms quite large globules that can be … Read more What is cream?
Skimmed Milk is when almost all of the Cream is removed. In the UK, Skimmed Milk is usually about 0.5% Cream. Contrast this with the natural fat percentages of Milk from Ayrshire Cows, which are in the range of 4.5% – 4.9% depending on the season. The health benefits of removing the Cream from Milk … Read more What is skimmed milk?
Semi-Skimmed Milk has about half the Cream of Whole Milk.
We would say that it depends who you speak to! If you’re speaking to us then whole milk means exactly what you would expect – all of the milk that our awesome herd of Ayrshire Cows produce (pasteurised, of course). Ayrshire Cows produce between 4.5% & 4.9% cream, depending on what time of the year … Read more What is whole milk?