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Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #273928 greenbean
Tue May 14, 2013 3:04 pm

Hello, I am hoping to try making some cheese but discover that it is illegal for farmers to sell raw milk in Scotland and the amount I have to pay in P&P to set milk from England is high. Do any other Scottish based cheese makers have any tips on milk suppliers here or companies that sell online that have reasonable P&P charges? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #273931 Green Aura
Tue May 14, 2013 3:31 pm

I buy online from England. 20 pints per month plus a pint of cream. Very expensive but I love it. Not one drop gets wasted. :lol:
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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #273942 greenbean
Tue May 14, 2013 5:40 pm

Hi Maggie, Thanks for that, can you recommend a supplier to order from? I'd prefer goats if you know any good suppliers but cows milk will do me fine too. Thanks Pam

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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #273944 oldjerry
Tue May 14, 2013 6:36 pm

Seriously,have you thought about keeping a couple of goats yourself? Look at my old posts on this (ad bloody nauseum) you really don't need anything more than a decent garden..pm me, if you can stand the tedium.

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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #273945 greenbean
Tue May 14, 2013 6:45 pm

I would love to keep goats, but not the right garden (or neighbours), we have chickens in one area but the rest of the chicken free area is quite nice garden now, having known my Auntie's goats in the past they are absolute rogues and would wreck everything. What I need is to find a nice goat farmer who will sell me his/her raw milk on the qt.

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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #273979 oldjerry
Wed May 15, 2013 10:11 am

It is legal in England (not sure 'bout Scottieland) to sell raw goat milk so long as it's for pets................................(perhaps the dog could spare a bit).....................

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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #273992 greenbean
Wed May 15, 2013 12:24 pm

Interesting, what madness. I think it's illegal in Scotland to sell it at all.

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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #273994 oldjerry
Wed May 15, 2013 1:40 pm

My kids had nothing but raw goats milk ever 'till 2 yrs ago( they'll only drink skimmed uht now they think pastuerised cow milk tastes weird!!),but who the hell likes the taste of pastuerised goat milk?......soon as you heat it it smells like a Billy's bum.

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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #273998 herbalholly
Wed May 15, 2013 1:53 pm

From where can you get raw milk delivered? I've only been able to find 'local delivery' places. That's local to them, not local to me.

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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #274002 oldjerry
Wed May 15, 2013 2:36 pm

I'm not certain it's that easy.We never had to deliver our excess milk at all.People who came for it(strictly for pet's use,of course) often came from miles.One lady came from Dudley(at least 30 miles).The upside is goat milk freezes really well,so if you can find a source,have transport,and one of those magic white boxes in the kitchen,you could perhaps fetch some every month or two.

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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #274006 Green Aura
Wed May 15, 2013 3:43 pm

It is legal to sell raw "pet milk" in Scotland.

I buy my cows' milk from Hook and Sons, a direct supply farm. I tried third party online supplier who I could buy other things from too, but found their packaging crap and their customer service atrocious. I've had excellent dealing with Hook and Sons.

And no, I'm not on commission - sadly. :lol:
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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #274045 greenbean
Thu May 16, 2013 2:05 pm

I saw the Hook & Sons website, they seem to be the leading supplier and campaigner of raw milk. I think getting some goats milk sent in frozen packs will be my immediate solution, not many goat farms round here anyway

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Re: Raw milk in Scotland

Post: #274046 Crickleymal
Thu May 16, 2013 2:11 pm

oldjerry wrote:My kids had nothing but raw goats milk ever 'till 2 yrs ago( they'll only drink skimmed uht now they think pastuerised cow milk tastes weird!!),but who the hell likes the taste of pastuerised goat milk?......soon as you heat it it smells like a Billy's bum.


We use pastuerised goat's milk(St. Helens or something similar) from the big horriblemarkets. Tastes all right to me. We did used to get some from a local farm which was unpastuerised and try to pasteurise it ourselves but it never seemed to go off really quickly.
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