It’s raw and it’s legal.
Here in Mexico we are permitted to purchase raw, unpastuerized cow’s or goat’s milk. So we are now getting fresh raw goat’s milk up the hill from us, where Everette first experienced el pajarete.
At first we just used an old glass peanut butter jar to see if the kids were going to like drinking the goats milk. We used to get some from friends of ours (in Canada) but you know how taste buds go with kids.
Today they like it. Tomorrow its absolutely gross.
But the kids drank it down lickety-split, so we decided to invest in one of those nifty-looking milk canisters so we could get ourselves a few litres at a time.
Litres marked off on the outside we can see about how many litres we get. It’s been taking about 7-8 utters to fill the container up each time. The cost? 40 pesos. That’s approximately $3-$3.50 for 4 litres of fresh, raw, enzymatically active milk.
While we wait we wander around the farm, and in amongst the goats. The children love it here with all the different farm animals. What child wouldn’t?
As soon as the milk is collected our kids start drinking it up.
Goat’s milk is very frothy, so that’s what they get off the top. But the rest of it is naturally homogenized, so when it sits for a while it doesn’t separate like cow’s milk will with the cream rising to the top. This is smooth & consistent milk with the occasional stray goat hair, so we take the rest home and strain it through a silk milk bag.
It’s a treat at home still warm with some chocolate stevia added (that’s the way I like it). Some pour it over left-over rice and make it into rice pudding, while others pour it over ice cubes.