you do what with sheep??

At first thought most people don't consider milking sheep. They don't mind eating sheep or looking at sheep but when you suggest milking sheep and making cheese out of that milk you can get some very interesting looks. What people don't realize is how many products are made from sheep's milk and shipped from all over the world to your local grocery store, put into your basket by your hand and eaten by your family. There are many varieties to choose from such as the most popular bleu cheese but here is a list of the other products made with sheep's milk:
Ricotta Cheese
Manchego Cheese
Feta Cheese
Pecorino Romano
Drinking Milk
Sour Cream
Heavy Cream
Anything else that you can make with cows milk

Many producers in the US will make these products out of cows milk for price and convenience but if you have had them in the traditional form you will agree that sheep milk products are much better not only in taste but also in nutrition.

Sheep milk is highly nutritious, richer in vitamins A, B, and E, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium than cow's milk. It contains a higher proportion of short- and medium-chain fatty acids, which have recognized health benefits. For example, short-chain fatty acids have little effect on cholesterol levels in people. They make milk easier to digest. According to a German researcher, sheep milk has more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) than the milk from pigs, horses, goats, cattle, and humans. CLA is a cancer-fighting, fat-reducing fat. The fat globules in sheep milk are smaller than the fat globules in cow's milk, making sheep milk more easily digested.- Sheep 101: Dairy Sheep

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm excited you now have documented evidence of all your cheesy adventures! Happy Anniversary!!