June 24, 2015
Snowville Doesn’t Foam Right
As you noticed, Snowville Creamery milk is not foaming well, or at all. This is a comment on the seasonality of grass grazed milk. June is a unique coincidence of many cows which birthed calves in the spring being at the height of their milk production volume. Cows produce milk for 9-10 months after having a calf. That volume peaks at about 3 months when the calves’ demand for milk is highest, as calves begin eating grass. With the high volumes comes about 10% lower protein. The dip in protein at the end of cows milking calves is part of the natural cycle. It probably helps encourage the calves to start getting their protein from grass.
In June the heat and less rain reduce the quality and protein of the grass.
We are sorry to disappoint so many Baristas.
The milk protein levels will gradually rise month to month as more cows are later in their lactation, and as temperatures moderate.
We are looking to boost the protein content in the maximum 10 pounds per day grain which Snowville’s farmers may use. This may speed the return to foamable protein levels. We will let you know what we learn.
We encourage you to use someone else’s milk in the meantime that will give your Baristas the quality which your customers deserve. We understand. We will let you know as soon as our protein levels rise, at which time Snowville will send you samples to try before you go back to enjoying Snowville.
Thank you for your understanding. We are sorry for the disruption of your business. We welcome your comments and input.
All the best,