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I think I posted about this several years ago but I will repost again.

On our trip to Baguio last weekend, on the way out, we visited the Baguio Dairy Farm for some fresh milk products.  When we arrived 1 pm, they were out of fresh milk already and had only liquid yogurt.  However, when were leaving, a worker came out and said they found 2 quarts and 2 pints we could have.  We saw that they were bagging up batches of bottles for either pickup or delivery, so they must have had a few extra.  My BIL says you need to go early in the morning and they will have the fresh milk available.

I love the milk!  Fresh and very creamy whole milk.  And the yogurt is really good too.  Semi-liquid style in many flavors.  My favorites are blueberry and mango.  We get fresh milk twice a week in Subic from Karlens and it is good, but seems watered down next to this milk.  I did a side by side taste test when we got home and there really is a big difference.

The kids like the dairy too.  You can walk down to the barns and there are always a few cows around and the kids can feed them some grass.  Good fun for the kids!

So, if you are in Baguio, I recommend picking up some milk at Baguio Dairy.  Just off Marcos Hwy on Santo Tomas Rd.  Search it on Google maps.  Here is a little video.

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Don, when you say fresh you mean unpasteurized?

 

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3 hours ago, Old55 said:

Don, when you say fresh you mean unpasteurized?

 

No, it is not "raw", it is pasteurized and homogenized, but about as fresh as you can get!

I still chuckle when I see the boxes of ultra-pasteurized milk in the stores labeled "Fresh Milk" and it seems that most Filipinos call that "Fresh Milk".

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Those cows seems to be very well taken care of, :thumbsup:

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8 hours ago, OnMyWay said:

No, it is not "raw", it is pasteurized and homogenized, but about as fresh as you can get!

I still chuckle when I see the boxes of ultra-pasteurized milk in the stores labeled "Fresh Milk" and it seems that most Filipinos call that "Fresh Milk".

Just wondering how you know for sure that it is it is pasteurized and homogenized. Because they told you it was?:wink:

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22 minutes ago, Arizona Kid said:

Just wondering how you know for sure that it is it is pasteurized and homogenized. Because they told you it was?:wink:

Last visit a few years back you could look in some windows at the stainless steel pasteurization equipment but they must have moved it now.  I don't think raw milk is allowed in the Philippines.  I might be wrong.  I just assume it homogenized.

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18 minutes ago, OnMyWay said:

I just assume it homogenized.

Do you have to shake the milk to mix the cream back in?  If so - it is not homogenized.  If you do not need to shake it - it is homogenized.  It just breaks up the fat to make it stay integrated, so the cream does not rise.

The only "fresh" milk I have seen around here is the boxes of UHT milk ha ha (not fresh, but not bad).  S&R will occasionally have real milk, but it sits on the shelf so long it spoils unsold.  Mostly the locals use powdered milk...

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How long does it last for before going off.

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4 hours ago, Tukaram (Tim) said:

Do you have to shake the milk to mix the cream back in?  If so - it is not homogenized.  If you do not need to shake it - it is homogenized.  It just breaks up the fat to make it stay integrated, so the cream does not rise.

The only "fresh" milk I have seen around here is the boxes of UHT milk ha ha (not fresh, but not bad).  S&R will occasionally have real milk, but it sits on the shelf so long it spoils unsold.  Mostly the locals use powdered milk...

I have a habit of shaking milk before I pour it, but I don't think the cream perpetrates on this milk, so that is why I assume it is homogenized.

That California Sunshine milk at S&R is actually UHT of some sort.  Are you talking about another one?  C.G. has a long shelf life.  They refrigerate it to make it seem fresh.  I bought some a few weeks ago.  It is better tasting than most of the small boxed UHT milk.

http://www.calsunshine.com/faq.html

Almost all of the small boxed UHT milk I have tried tastes terrible to me.  The exceptions are Devondale and Nestle.  They are still far less tasty then the Karlens we have delivered.

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4 hours ago, stevewool said:

How long does it last for before going off.

The Baguio Dairy milk probably goes bad fast, but if you keep it really cold, milk will last a bit longer.  The Karlen's fresh milk we have delivered twice a week has guidelines on the bottle and a use by date stamped on the top, which I think is about 7 days from production.

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