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Old 04-04-2012, 07:10 AM   #31
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@ Charlie,

It would probably be time consuming to drive through the country´s or state´s dairies in the USA, and asking for the amount of raw milk required to make a bit of Ricotta ...

However, it can be done ... especially in dairy regions of the Mediterranean ... ( a little financial gift should be convincing during the crisis --- and it is a very tiny amount needed for ricotta making ... )

DAIRY ZONES:

*** Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria: northern west and north central Spain
*** Lombardia, Piemonte, Veneto : northwest and northeast Italy
*** Emilia Romagna, Italy: Parma for Reggiano Parmesano

*** for sheep cheese: the mountains in SARDINIA certainly, as I have done it !!! I love Pecorino fiore sardo !!! to die and go to heaven for ...
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:57 AM   #32
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Typically we prefer most imported cheeses to the domestic USA clones. In some instances the same brand cheese produced in the USA is not as good as the imported version of that brand; E.G. Bel Paese, as it was available in Italy 45 - 50 years ago.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #33
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The only American produce cheese I like is Havarti, everything else is a poor imitation. Unfortunatelly people here do not realise how (hm, how should I say this?)
how much more advanced/better the dairy products in some other countries are. Not everywhere but even in stupid soviet days the variety and availability (if you had conections) of dairy products were so much better, especially the quality.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #34
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@ Charlie,

It would probably be time consuming to drive through the country...
It really would be, especially in the winter month, when driving is no fun to begin with. The main problem however is the fact that state (at least here in Minnesota) prohibits the sale of raw milk. Ah, how I love raw milk.
So it is not only problem to drive to the place, finding the safe and clean farm so no harm will be done from drinking the raw milk, but also finding farmers who are willing to break the law. Now in my case it makes it even harder becasue there is the kosher issue is involved.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #35
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It really would be, especially in the winter month, when driving is no fun to begin with. The main problem however is the fact that state (at least here in Minnesota) prohibits the sale of raw milk. Ah, how I love raw milk.
Bummer, it's also illegal to sell raw milk here in BC.

What a tease... there's so many farms nearby. I can hear cows from my house.

Well, to the supermarket I go.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:44 PM   #36
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I did some Googling and found a very interesting resource. It's a list of farms in the USA and other countries, where you can obtain raw milk.

I looked up Canada and found one place that sells "shares" in the herd and I guess then the milk is yours. You don't buy milk; you buy part of a cow or goat herd. I had heard of this workaround before.

Here are the links: Where Can I Find Real Milk Products?

Where Can I Find Real (Raw) Milk?--Other Countries
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:56 PM   #37
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@ Charlie,

Good Afternoon. Hope you are enjoying ur holidays.

Firstly, I am so curious ...

1) For example, there is a large Kosher Wine Business in La Rioja, Spain ...
What historic rituals make a wine in a bottle Kosher ?

2) The same question for cheese ? or raw milk ?

3rdly, are there neutral foods, which do not require a Kosher or unkosher status ?

I am aware, that shellfish ( lobster, prawns, crab, oysters, mussels and clams for example), pork products or mixing meat with dairy is not kosher.

How does this work with Fruit or Veggies ?

I am asking as I had been quite amazed when La Rioja had increased their wine production especially for the Israeli, USA, Canadian and UK markets ...

Kind reagrds.
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@ Tax Lady,

Thanks for the website navigation research. Appreciate ur time ...

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Old 04-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #39
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I am intimitally familiar with the site. Unfortunatelly the closest one to the city is about 2 hours plus away, and even then it is goat milk, not that I mind, I love goat milk, but family won't touch it. And Just for my self i am too lazy and too busy to drive that far.
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Thanks for the links taxlady!!

I'm in the same boat, Charlie. Closest one to me is about 2.5 hours away. Good to know though!
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