Good dairy in California?
Posted 28 September 2009 - 12:40 PM
Does anyone know of any good milk in California (North or South)? I know there's Strauss and Clover. Whats everyone's opinion of them or others? I found one in Southern California, but I can't remember how to spell out the name, it sounds French. There's so much dairy and cattle in California but it seems like most of it is used for cheese of beef.
I thought I'd at least find a place like Milk Thistle here in New York, but couldn't find any. Milk Thistle is currently my favourite dairy because of its taste and type of cow used. If you're ever in NYC stop by Union Square and try some.
I'll be moving to California so I need my good dairy fix.
Any help is great.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:07 PM
Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:24 PM
Posted 28 September 2009 - 01:41 PM
Posted 29 September 2009 - 02:20 PM
I saw Cal Poly on the History Channel episode of Modern Marvels: Milk.
I'll check them out.
Posted 29 September 2009 - 04:54 PM
Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:11 PM
Posted 29 September 2009 - 07:32 PM
Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:24 AM
Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:09 AM
You can locate other stores here: http://www.henrysmarkets.com/h/home/
I have been to the stores in Costa Mesa and Fullerton.
They carry Broguieres, Strauss and I have also purchased ClaraDale raw milk products at one of the stores.
There should be one close enough to you.
Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:18 AM
Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:39 AM
I'm rather fond of Clover-Stornetta. I buy their dairy (mostly I buy half-and-half) over Strauss anytime. The product of theirs I'm the most fond of is actually their ``Extra Rich Milk,'' which is milk with more fat than whole milk but less than half and half, but I've never seen it for sale. Many of the coffee shops in SF seem to use it for their milk-based drinks though. It's very creamy and has a very subtle and interesting grassy taste to it that I find actually adds something interesting to drinks made with it.
Here's another vote for Clover-Stornetta...it's widely available in California markets and I also feel it's one of the best you can get.
As for cheeses, luckily you're moving to California. Take a map, draw a 100-mile radius, and you'll be sure to find a local artisnal cheese maker that knows what they're doing and has their products carried in your local upscale-ish market/farmer's market.