The best part of owning a herd share is that it allows you to do whatever you want with your milk.
- You can drink it raw. It not only tastes better than the milk you get from the store, but it is better for you too.
- Cook with it! Use the cream to make delicious ice cream or churn your own butter or add some cultures to the milk to make yogurt, and if you are really adventurous - make cheese! The milk makes the best gravy, biscuits, sugar cream pie, pudding, and many other yummy baked goods and desserts.
- Feed it to your pets. It's good for them too!
- If you are unsure about drinking it raw, pasteurization can be done at home. It will still be healthier and better tasting than store milk. Milk in the store has been ultra-pasteurized and homogenized, which changes the quality of the milk. You can purchase a home pasteurizer or simply heat your milk to 145 degrees and hold it for 30 minutes, then rapidly cool.