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    Jersey Girl - yippee

    We have had a run of bubbly milk. One tends to blame the barista (me). Partner got some Jersey Girl milk to day - wow the difference is terrific. Heaps of lovely very fine froth, great taste. It is made by Harvey Fresh and we got it at Coles at Caremont Quarter. Marginally more than normal milk but the added cost pales in insignificance against all the benefits.

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    Agree with the Jersey Girl, Fergusson Valley milk is normally priced and consistently good too, from IGA.

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    I use Browns and get good results, the times I have used Harvey fresh reg full cream I have been disappointed.
    Have used Jersey Girl with good results.

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    Browns Extra Creamy, Gold top, Dark Blue label, is a constant box ticker for me. Reserved for weekends and special occassions... and when on special

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    I've tried a High Protein Milk I recently started seing in Coles and it holds the bubbles really well when steaming. When I make a cap, the froth doesn't separate, it keeps until the last sip. It tastes a bit different though, not bad but different.

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    I've been using jersey girl for past few months, most coles in my are stock it best results by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumiya View Post
    We have had a run of bubbly milk. One tends to blame the barista (me). Partner got some Jersey Girl milk to day - wow the difference is terrific. Heaps of lovely very fine froth, great taste. It is made by Harvey Fresh and we got it at Coles at Caremont Quarter. Marginally more than normal milk but the added cost pales in insignificance against all the benefits.
    G'day dumiya

    Glad you found one of my alternative preferences.

    1) Bannister Downs FC - unfortunately only available in glass bottles as a 745ml (why that size??? - too weird to contemplate). BD also have a variety of plastic (yuk) packaged versions. IGA Parkin St Rockingham, amongst others. I suspect the glass one is a lightly processed Fresian as it is a truly mild creamy milk which does not overpower most coffees.
    2) Guernsey full cream 1 litre in glass bottles: cannot remember the brand, only seen it at Fresh Essentials Rockingham. You need a coffee with some grunt to cut through it, however it can be sheer magic. Be warned, the same mob also have a "full cream" (i.e. not marked Guernsey) which is pretty ordinary - perhaps a distant fourth if I am really, really desperate for moo milk.
    3) HF Jersey Girl - sigh, back to the plastic tastes...

    After that I have it black.

    TampIt
    PS: A note for the unwary - Grumpy Farmer also has 1 litre FC in a glass bottle. Reminds me of the worst of NSW Diary Farmers - it seems to have all cream stripped out and god only knows what they did to the remnants... Unusable, with a particularly unpleasant aftertaste.

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    To Mod, Thank you for moving the thread. I realised it was in the wrong place but did not know how it could be shifted.

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    Thanks for the tip - I can't say I've seen it, but will keep an eye out for it. I've recently discovered Pauls Farmhouse Gold (1.5 litre bottles) and have taken quite a liking for that. Comes in a choice of homogenised or non- homogenized (the creamy goodness on top took me straight back to my childhood!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonar View Post
    Browns Extra Creamy, Gold top, Dark Blue label, is a constant box ticker for me. Reserved for weekends and special occassions... and when on special
    I concur. Have found it better than the Jersey Girl milk.

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    Over the moon jersey milk available at Canning bridge IGA. Tasty, execellent texture, but it must have 18K gold in there or something.

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    I'll second Over the Moon Jersey, great taste, textures easily and it's proper creamy milk, not the usual bland white stuff. I've only seen it here in Sydney at a local Saturday market..Tony

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    Pity, I haven't seen Jersey Girl milk here in Tasmania, is it just a high protein milk or high fat milk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyR View Post
    I'll second Over the Moon Jersey, great taste, textures easily and it's proper creamy milk, not the usual bland white stuff. I've only seen it here in Sydney at a local Saturday market..Tony
    Can I ask which market? Missing my local IGA with a fridge full of Jonesey's and St David since moving from Brunswick!

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    I did a diploma in Dairy Science and Technology many years ago now. Cows are hard to standardise. Taints come through from what they eat. What they eat depends on the time of the year, rainfall and what they manage to find to eat. Companies in turn put effort into technology such as vacreators to not only pasteurise but also to remove flavour taints using vacuum.

    All milk is subject to this natural variation. Local Dairy farmers know all about this of course. It may help to choose milk based on the area it is collected from armed with local knowledge.

    I have acquired dairy intolerance so now it is Soy milk for me.

    Edit: Yes herd composition and standardisation of fat influences it too.

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    I find all milk much of a muchness.

    The big fails are unhomogenised (becasue the fat isn't distributed evenly through the milk), any non-full fat milk and organic milk (too inconsistent).

    Bannister Downs seems to have a Cult following, but is no better than harvey fresh.

    Cows that eat grass seem to produce better milk for frothing than those on hay.

    Jersey Girl no noticeable difference to Harvey Fresh when done back to back.

    All impossible to discern from each other in a blind tasting.

    Al(milk sceptic)Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlMac View Post
    I find all milk much of a muchness.

    The big fails are unhomogenised (becasue the fat isn't distributed evenly through the milk), any non-full fat milk and organic milk (too inconsistent).

    Bannister Downs seems to have a Cult following, but is no better than harvey fresh.

    Cows that eat grass seem to produce better milk for frothing than those on hay.

    Jersey Girl no noticeable difference to Harvey Fresh when done back to back.

    All impossible to discern from each other in a blind tasting.

    Al(milk sceptic)Mac
    Speak for yourself. Or is this a troll post?

    I grew up in dairy country NSW with a herd of Guernsey, Jersey and Brahman literally over the back fence and Friesians just down the road. I could be sleep deprived, hung over and distracted and still pick the difference straight from the cow. Back then, when Dairy farmers got hold of it, ripped the cream out (their "full cream" barely rated as white paint) and then did god only knows what else to it I could not even identify it as milk coming from a cow (I should add we also had goat, sheep, llama and alpaca fresh milk available locally).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Island_milk highlights the chemical differences between three cattle breeds. Add the cow's diet and the change in seasons and that is why they can all taste different (until someone over processes them and sells them in an ubiquitous blue carton).

    Your "biggest fail" - BD in glass (not plastic) is only pasteurised, so it is not supposed to be homogenised - only highlights your ignorance. So you have to shake it gently to distribute the fat before pouring. Most people seem to be capable of doing this without complaint.

    The reason BD has a cult following is simple - it is not overly processed, so guys like me can tell it came from a cow not a carton. Buying it in glass means you do not get a plastic aftertaste (try it for a month and see what happens when you go back to milk out of plastic - even waxed paper is less noxious).

    If your only use for milk is to whiten your coffee, I highly recommend Coffeemate and remove any possibility of any dairy influence. the rest of us will stay with a natural foodstuff.

    TampIt

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    I agree with Jersey Girl. Milk is incredibly variable. The cow, climate and what they eat all contribute to flavours big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampIt View Post
    Speak for yourself. Or is this a troll post?
    TampIT

    I have been on CS since June 2005, as it says under my name. You will find there is 0 chance I am a troll or a maker of troll posts. I just have different experience and opinions to yourself and others on milk.
    Expressing a different opinion doesn't make me a troll.

    I have not had the good fortune to grow up in dairy country. I agree straight from the cow is completely different - my cousins in the UK were dairy farmers and I still remember how amazing their milk on the farm was.

    What I am saying is that I don't think there is much difference between the various products I can buy and that some of the more premium ones don't work well for coffee.

    The vast majority of BD is in their Eco pack, is homogenised, is what cafes use and is most readily available. That's what I was referring to. I've used it extensively over the years on and off.
    I haven't tried their glass product, but on the back of your recommendation will give it a try (and a shake).

    I've tried a range of other un-homogenised product and it hasn't worked well for me.
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    Almac is a dedicated snobbie and been over my place during snobathons. Merry Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlMac View Post
    TampIT

    I have been on CS since June 2005, as it says under my name. You will find there is 0 chance I am a troll or a maker of troll posts. I just have different experience and opinions to yourself and others on milk.
    Expressing a different opinion doesn't make me a troll.

    I have not had the good fortune to grow up in dairy country. I agree straight from the cow is completely different - my cousins in the UK were dairy farmers and I still remember how amazing their milk on the farm was.

    What I am saying is that I don't think there is much difference between the various products I can buy and that some of the more premium ones don't work well for coffee.

    The vast majority of BD is in their Eco pack, is homogenised, is what cafes use and is most readily available. That's what I was referring to. I've used it extensively over the years on and off.
    I haven't tried their glass product, but on the back of your recommendation will give it a try (and a shake).

    I've tried a range of other un-homogenised product and it hasn't worked well for me.
    Don't worry about it AlMac.
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    Mind you TampIt is a good snobbie too and been to snobathons in Woodvale too...
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    Jersey Girl - yippee

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    Just opened a bottle of Jersey Girl milk again yesterday (after having used various other full cream varieties of late).

    I noticed it was easier to get a nice texture, but after 3 coffees I have concluded it is less sweet (this batch anyway) - which I hadn't noticed before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlMac View Post
    TampIT

    I have been on CS since June 2005, as it says under my name. You will find there is 0 chance I am a troll or a maker of troll posts. I just have different experience and opinions to yourself and others on milk.
    Expressing a different opinion doesn't make me a troll.

    I have not had the good fortune to grow up in dairy country. I agree straight from the cow is completely different - my cousins in the UK were dairy farmers and I still remember how amazing their milk on the farm was.

    What I am saying is that I don't think there is much difference between the various products I can buy and that some of the more premium ones don't work well for coffee.

    The vast majority of BD is in their Eco pack, is homogenised, is what cafes use and is most readily available. That's what I was referring to. I've used it extensively over the years on and off.
    I haven't tried their glass product, but on the back of your recommendation will give it a try (and a shake).

    I've tried a range of other un-homogenised product and it hasn't worked well for me.
    Glad it was not a troll post. Guys like me actually love going through places like Renmark (S Oz) because you can get decent milk "over the counter" there - or at least you could on my last trip across the Nulla to NSW.

    I fully agree that most packaged milk is fairly ordinary (i.e. my post #7 this thread), it just means you have to hunt around more. Oh, I do not count the BD Eco pack as milk - we also agree there.

    I will be interested to see how you rate the BD in glass - IMO the only drinkable milk I can find over here in the west.

    TampIt
    have a great NY, enjoy your cuppas.

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    ..... during snobathons.
    Snobathon, love it!!

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