What's so great about raw-milk?
Raw milk cheese, in addition to having more vitamins and digestible minerals in it, has unaltered enzymes leading to better intestinal health for you. All these combine to make a more intense flavor than cheese made from pasteurized milk.
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Before 1950, Americans could buy fresh, raw, whole milk and its products. Today, people who only drink pasteurized milk have more health problems than people who drink raw milk: from asthma to allergies to lactose sensitivity and intolerance. In fact, most people who are lactose sensitive (or sometimes even those with an intolerance) can have raw milk and/or its products with lessened or even no adverse effects!
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Where is the cheese made?
We make and age the cheese right on the farm. We use only our own (grassfed, no-grain) cows' certified organic fresh (raw) milk which is free of GMOs, hormones, steroids, and antibiotics, to make flavor-intense live cheeses. Our organic cheese varieties are:
Chili Cheese: A creamy Edam with Red Chili flakes, this mild cheese has delightful spice without being too hot.
Country Dill: Organic dill has been chosen for this cheese to pair with the grassy taste of the Edam base.
Edam: A variety of Gouda made with skim milk; but still full of richness and flavor. A great melting cheese, it is mild and low fat.
Fait Gras: Created to age excessive amounts of cream, this original triple-cream cheddar has become our signature cheese.
Garlic 'n Onion: A creamy Edam mixed with the most aromatic herbs; it is konwn for its acid, potent, and tangy flavor.
Gouda: A traditional cheese in keeping with West Michigan's (and our family's) Dutch culture; this young, homemade cheese is the flavorful base from which we make several of our other cheeses.
Lamont Cheddar: A rare, natural rind English cheese, named for the Grand River's first settlement near our farm.
Leyden: Originally from the Rhine Valley, now the Grand River Valley; cumin perfectly compliments this aged, Dutch cheese.
Named for the century-old location of our farm, this semi-soft, un-pressed, farmstead original cheese is delectably creamy and best at room temperature.
Every batch of milk is tested before the cheese is sold. We are regularly inspected; and all our cheeses (per Michigan law) is aged for a minimum of 60 days.
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