One cup of raw sheep milk provides 15g of protein, 473 mg of calcium, and higher levels of Vitamins A,B,D, and E, magnesium and heart healthy unsaturated fats than cow or goat milk. Sheep milk also contains the highest concentration of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) found in any type of milk. CLA is known to have cancer-fighting properties.
Cow milk (as well as water buffalo milk) is not naturally homogenized. Thus, commercially produced cow milk even if organic is usually forcibly homogenized, which oxidizes the cholesterol making it dangerous to consume. Factory homogenized milk should be avoided without exception.
Non-homogenized cow milk from small farms has a distinct creamline at the top, particularly high butterfat milk from old fashioned breeds like Jersey, Devon, and Guernsey. The creamline from the milk of holstein cows is much smaller and harder to identify.
Most exciting, sheep cream contains plentiful amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). These two types of fatty acids are particularly beneficial to health and rare to find in other foods.
LA is a type of fatty acid that actually helps with weight loss and fat reduction in general. It is also a potent cancer fighting fat. According to a German researcher, milk from ewes has more CLA than any other type of milk including human breastmilk!
MCTs make up 25% of sheep cream. They are easy to digest and burn as fuel for an immediate energy source for the body rather than being stored like longer chain fats. MCTs are the darling of endurance athletes and health conscious consumers.
Our 100% sheep milk cheeses have won dozens of awards and have received world-renown recognition. Carr Valley sheep milk cheeses have a slightly sweet flavor and range from mild Marisa to the superstar Cave Aged variety.
Prairie Tomme is a rustic, mountain style, hard sheep cheese similar to Paski Sir or Manchego cheese. The curd is cut very small and slowly cooked and then pressed, resulting in a lower-moisture sheep cheese. It is aged at least four months, during which the rind is washed with brine. This creates a beautiful, natural rind with an earthy flavor.
This 100% sheep milk cheese pairs well with Belgian style Ales and Lagers, Pinot Noir or Burgundy reds, Spanish chorizo, and pears. Prairie Tomme also creates a scrumptious cheese soup or grilled cheese sandwich.
Green Dirt Farm founder, Sarah Hoffmann, wanted to raise her kids where they could run around in the fresh air and experience the joy and life lessons that happen when you grow up on a farm. And, today, she wants to share those experiences with you through our delicious artisan cheeses. Read More.
Hutchens explained that sheep are similar to goats in that producers can develop a sizeable business on a relatively small acreage with a relatively small investment compared to other livestock dairy enterprises. He and other UK Cooperative Extension specialists and agents work directly with producers to give them research-based advice for starting and maintaining a livestock enterprise and then help them find ways to add value to it.
Add 4 tablespoons (about 30g) into 180mL warm drinking water to make approximately 200mL of reconstituted milk.As our milk is 100% pure and unadulterated by additives & emulsifiers, it might take a little more mixing to dissolve the powder. Try using slightly warmed water or giving it a shake, and enjoy the creamy goodness of gentle purity! Serve immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes to serve chilled.
A \"Best of Show\" winner at the American Cheese Society's annual competition, Flagsheep incorporates sheep's milk into the recipe and is then traditionally cloth-bound and open-air aged. The flavor is dense, fruity and earthy with a butterscotch sweetness.
Maple Hill Farm is focused on providing quality product from animals that have lived a quality life. We believe that every person should know where their food comes from - see how it is raised, learn why it is raised that way, meet the people who raise your food, and understand the value of small family farms.
Sheep's milk gives us a staggering variety of cheeses, from crumbly Feta to oily Manchego. This sampler cuts a wide swath, from France to Italy, presenting you with different flavors that pair perfectly well together and when served alongside a larger charcuterie board. This Sheep's Milk Cheese Sampler includes 4 cheeses:
Paski Sir: hailing from Croatia, this is a little-known yet incredible sheep's milk cheese. It's hard and on the dry end, with a butterscotch flavor that's almost cheddar-like, developing wonderful crystals as it ages. Slice thinly and drizzle with olive oil, or pair with cured meats and charcuterie.
A truly artisan raw milk cheese, this Manchego comes from Castilla La Mancha in Spain. A one-year old sheep's milk with a smooth, oily, nutty, and fruity flavor, it is made by a third generation cheese producer in the Cuenca region. Always flavorful and delicious.
Perail de Brebis hails from the Midi Pyrenees region of France. The soft-ripened sheep's milk cheese has a rich, dense texture. When savoring this cheese, you first encounter a delicate sweet flavor which yields to a more bold aroma with notes of hay. Flat with a fudge-like texture, Perail softens at room temperature.
Bianco Sardo is a unique sheep's milk cheese similar in texture to other hard Italian cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Romano. While still tangy, it is less salty than parmigiano. It presents lovely notes of fresh grass and that beautiful oiliness that comes from sheep's milk. This is a classic yet underrated Italian formaggio: crumbly and dry, but fatty and creamy on the palate.
A Roquefort-style sheeps' milk blue cheese with a melt-in-your mouth buttery texture. Ewe's Blue has just enough barnyardy flavor to remind you that the sheep are there, but finishes with a light caramel, salty-sweet flavor. Try a serving on your favorite slice of hearty bread with an unabashed dose of butter, or use in blue cheese recipes like dips and salads. Aged 4 to 5 months. Pairing notes: Port, Madeira, Sherry, Porter, heavier bodied red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, sweet white dessert wines like Sauternes and Moscato
Try a taste of our signature sheep's milk cheeses. This collection includes our Sheep's Milk Pimento Cheese, Brebis, Walland Washed, Hawkins Haze and a wedge of Herbed Tomme. Pair these with some of your favorite preserves!
\"I can't have cow's milk and I'm not enthusiastic about plant- based options (even if I see the eco rationale behind them). So I was delighted to discover I can drink sheep milk. It goes well with everything, from tea to pudding\" Dana Monica
\"Taste and texture. I love this product on my breakfast cereals, especially porridge. I have been using sheeps milk from Velvet Cloud for over a year and having them delivered deep frozen in packs of 10. When they defrost it is just as fresh as if you bought it directly fresh and lasts just as long.Most importantly it is good for my health \"- Stephen Langton
Moving from Manitoba to Ontario with their flock in 1998, Eric & Elisabeth Bzikot discovered the growing demand for sheep's milk. After some research in Europe, they realised that they already had the best breed for both lamb and milk production. Best Baa Dairy practices the philosophy of environmental sustainability while maintaining high animal welfare standards.
Best Baa has always believed that the land and animals which provide us with a living deserve our respect and care. After several years of development we are now a vibrant enterprise which offers breeding stock to other farmers and lamb, milk, fleeces and sheep's milk products to an ever growing list of wholesale and retail customers.
Sheep milk is delicious and nutritious. High in protein, packed with calcium and loaded with all the B vitamins, our sheep milk is pasteurized but not homogenized. Fluid milk is also available to licensed cheese plants.
As the main distributor of sheep's milk products, we supply many stores in the Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph regions as well as surrounding areas. These stores tend to be health food stores but some specialty food stores and grocery chains also carry our products. Click below to find out if Best Baa Dairy products are available near you.
At Best Baa Dairy, we believe the viability and sustainability of the family farm is the backbone of rural communities. We are stewards of our land and are committed to a positive environmental impact. We are respectful of our sheep and grateful for the industry they provide. We believe they should enjoy life, indulging in natural behaviours as outlined by the Five Freedoms practiced by farming communities in the UK.
Sheep's milk maintains the same volume when converted to yogurt creating a richer, creamier product without the use of thickening additives. When used for cheese, the moisture and fat content of sheep products are comparable to their cow and goat equivalents. However, minerals such as calcium and magnesium remain higher as a result of less whey being created during the cheese making process.
Much like with cows, where Holsteins are better for milking and Angus are better for steaks, there are some sheep that are better for dairying, such as East Friesian or Lacaune (the breed responsible for Roquefort milk). However, many of those breeds have only recently become available in the United States. 781b155fdc