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Raw milk organic cheese or Grass Fed non-raw milk cheese

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 27, 2011 at 3:10 PM

I couldn't find an answer to this in the other threads so I would like some opinions. What would be better? A Raw Milk Organic Cheese that is not grass fed or a Grass Fed Organic Cheese that is not raw. That seems to be my choice locally.

7f04edadc4cd82e04dd74c5eaf6e2d0b

on July 07, 2013
at 04:32 PM

I have never read or encountered anything like this, is there a source?

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on January 16, 2012
at 11:23 PM

what your reference for this info?

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on May 15, 2011
at 11:04 PM

Yeah Ive been eating a lot of that organic valley raw jack cheese. It's really tasty, and while I wish it was all grass fed, my body seems to like it so I'm gonna continue eating it. Is half a package too much to eat in one sitting?

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on April 27, 2011
at 09:33 PM

The raw milk cheese is from Organic Valley Family Farms in Wisconsin. Their website does say pastured but also grain fed.

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on April 27, 2011
at 09:08 PM

Amazing. I was thinking about posting this exact same question today. Yay!

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on April 27, 2011
at 08:34 PM

Well tell that to Kurt Harris MD: "KGH: If by raw you mean made with raw milk, any cheese over 6 months old is always made with raw milk, if the label lists milk instead of pasteurized milk, it's made with raw milk." http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2010/1/9/a-taste-of-dairy.html

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on April 27, 2011
at 07:51 PM

definitely not true.

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on April 27, 2011
at 05:48 PM

Agree with answers below - go with the raw milk cheese. The first time I ate some - I felt really nourished. I had a couple of bites and that was all I needed. Regular cheese - I just snack and snack. Do they taste different to you?

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Cf626d3fba66c18297b3f1116a920e58

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on April 27, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Raw Organic: GOOD: undenatured natural components of milk, no freaky oxidation of PUFAs, no weirdo heat-induced chemical reactions taking place between milk components; BAD: residual lectins from cattle feed, unfavorable omega-3:omega-6 ratio, lower nutrient density.

Grass-fed pasteurized: GOOD: favorable omega-3:omega-6 ratio, better taste, more nutrient dense; BAD: the PUFAs are highly reactive and the heating process may have rendered them useless or even dangerous which eliminates a major plus of grass-fed products in the first place

I'd go with the raw organic and a shot of cod liver oil. Not ideal since I'm in the camp that recommends the lowest PUFA intake necessary (~3% of total calories), but it'll keep the 3's and 6's balanced in your body.

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on April 27, 2011
at 03:46 PM

It's unusual for raw milk cheese to NOT be grass fed are you sure? They may not be 100% but the cows usually eat grass, hay and some oats or other grain as a 'treat' at milking time. If they're out on pasture at all, you can be guaranteed that they're 'grass-fed' at least part of the time.

I would go for the raw, if you trust the farmer. You'll get enzymes there that you wouldn't with pasteurized.

Ff3cf87e311080a5d4fd2492aea03300

(10)

on April 27, 2011
at 09:33 PM

The raw milk cheese is from Organic Valley Family Farms in Wisconsin. Their website does say pastured but also grain fed.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on May 15, 2011
at 11:04 PM

Yeah Ive been eating a lot of that organic valley raw jack cheese. It's really tasty, and while I wish it was all grass fed, my body seems to like it so I'm gonna continue eating it. Is half a package too much to eat in one sitting?

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on April 27, 2011
at 07:06 PM

Raw is better though unfortunately I'm finding "raw" is often not. Some of these companies heat the milk just under the temperature for pasteurization and then can still call it raw. One health food store line calls their cheese raw but on their website they call it subpasteurized since they do this. Organic Pastures cheddar is really raw.

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7a421de3a7fa0a7a8996b3bb8de8ab0f

on July 07, 2013
at 05:22 AM

I have found a small dairy/ cheesemaker in Central Oregon who produces a number of cheeses, all of it from Grass Fed, Raw Milk ("cow to kettle"process). I get mine hand delivered in Portland Oregon but I expect you could arrange shipping. Cadadia Cheese website should let you know.

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on April 27, 2011
at 07:49 PM

If the cheese is aged over 6 months then it was made with raw milk even if it isn't labeled as such.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on April 27, 2011
at 07:51 PM

definitely not true.

Fff58a1fd1e29d93fd6a25d3fdebbade

(400)

on April 27, 2011
at 08:34 PM

Well tell that to Kurt Harris MD: "KGH: If by raw you mean made with raw milk, any cheese over 6 months old is always made with raw milk, if the label lists milk instead of pasteurized milk, it's made with raw milk." http://www.archevore.com/panu-weblog/2010/1/9/a-taste-of-dairy.html

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on November 14, 2011
at 03:39 PM

Truly Raw is never heated above 105 degrees (Fahrenheit) during the cheese making procedure. Many so called raw cheeses are actually heated to temperatures "just under" legal pasteurized temperatures of 161 degrees, denaturing enzymes and killing beneficial bacteria. It is done primarily to offset the poor quality of milk used to make raw cheese in the conventional market and to increase the activity of the cultures that are added. If the package doesnt state this its NOT truly raw!

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

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on January 16, 2012
at 11:23 PM

what your reference for this info?

7f04edadc4cd82e04dd74c5eaf6e2d0b

on July 07, 2013
at 04:32 PM

I have never read or encountered anything like this, is there a source?

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