The new process is less intrusive than the regular procedure, designed to be richer in nutrients and last 10 days longer than standard milk.
You may have heard of cold-pressed juices, but maybe not cold-pressed milk. The new milk label, Made By Cow is the first of its kind, producing 100 per cent Jersey milk, unpasteurised and untreated - however it's completely safe to drink and it may even be better for you.
How is it made?
The milk is made from a single herd of Jersey cows from a farm in Berry, and uses cold high pressure to eradicate harmful pathogens.
Bottled straight from the farm, the milk is treated inside the bottle - minisming further steps that meddle with the product.
The process is completely opposite to the standard process, which heats the milk under 72 degrees and then undergoes a variety of stages such as homogenisation, recombining and standardisation which often leaves the milk without many of its natural nuritents.
The pressurising process destroys the bad bacterial cells and protects the smaller molecules such as the natural vitamins and enzymes, many of which are destroyed by heat-based processing.
What's the difference?
The result is creamy milk packed with nutrients with a six week shelf life than the standard bottles, staying safe for up to 10 days longer. The milk becomes creamier the longer it stays in the fridge, giving a delicious, luxurious taste.
And while the milk may be made with a new practice, it's not a new taste. As Made By Cow CEO, Wade Porter says, "Other than dairy farmers, our grandparents were probably the last people to taste milk the way it's supposed to taste, without heat pasteurisation, homogenisation and all other processes that are used when producing standardised milk."
At first, I was a bit skeptical on cold-pressed milk as I thought it would have a thin, watery consistency like most cold-pressed juices. However, I was pleasantly surprised. While the milk has a thinner consistency than regular milk, it has a naturally creamy taste so it's not too noticeable. it also forms a natural cream top the longer it's in the fridge which adds an extra premium element to it.
Being unpasteurised Jersey milk, the colour is creamier and warmer in tone than the standard white milk which to me, makes it look more natural and appetising.
The milk is packaged simply with a black monochome design, appearing like an expensive boutique product I probably couldn't afford every few days. However, the 750mL bottle is only $4, and the money goes straight to the one young farmer in Berry so I feel good about paying just a little bit extra.
I drank it straight up, put it in cereal and had it in tea and it performed just like regaular milk, but tasted better.
Made By Cow milk starts at $4 for a 750mL bottle, with 1.5L bottles also available from healthfood stores and independent grocery retailers, such as Harris Farm.
Main image courtesy of: Made By Cow