What is ‘non-standardised’ milk?

‘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?

What does ‘Batch Pasteurised’ mean?

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’?

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’?

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 … Read more Is your milk pasteurised?

What is non-homogenised?

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?

What is 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?