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Milk, the Way It Used to Be….is Here

February 6, 2013

I asked the waiter, “Is this milk fresh?” He said, “Lady, three hours ago it was grass.”…Phyllis Diller

That may have been a comedy routine in New York years ago, but at Snowville Creamery, it is about right.  Located near Pomeroy, Ohio, the Snowville Cremery was started when Warren and Victoria Taylor became impressed with their friends’ Bill and Stacy Dick’s milk from their herd. Together, they began the enterprise in 2005.snowville2

Using a breed from New Zealand to improve the cream quality, the herd is primarily grass fed with supplemental grains including sorghum, barley and triticale.  The herd at the creamery is about 200 and several other farms nearby supply additional milk. DSC_0046

Brought to the creamery and stored temporarily in a large stainless tank, the milk is moved through pipes to the machine that handles the pasteurization process.  Snowville uses a high temperature short time  process with the milk brought through 60 stainless steel plates with narrow channels to 163 degrees for 20 seconds and then equally rapidly cooled again. Standard pasteurization, the kind that is used for the milk at the grocery store takes 30 minutes to reach 145 degrees, holds the milk there for 40 minutes, and then takes 30 minutes to cool again. That is a major factor why the Snowville milk tastes different.DSC_0042

Snowville provides whole milk, 2% , nonfat, and chocolate milk, half and half and whole cream.  They recently started making yogurt and crème fraiche. This week they started supplying vanilla yogurt and they soon will be selling gingamon, a mixture flavored with ginger and cinnamon. DSC_0043

Milk products are provided in half gallon containers. Although he has a machine that could put the products into quarts, Warren told me he would need to expand the creamery to have room for that packaging machine. Until then, he suggests that people who may need a smaller volume plan to share their purchase with a friend.DSC_0048

Snowville Creamery LLC. 32623 State Rt 143 Pomeroy, Ohio 45769 (740) 698-2340

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2013 5:44 pm

    I love their milk!

    • February 11, 2013 6:00 pm

      Because of their method of pasteurization it tastes as close to raw milk as possible. And different from the milk we buy at the grocery store.

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