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What is homogenization? Is Snowville Creamery milk homogenized?

Homogenization for milk is the process of using heat and pressure to break up fat molecules (the cream) into smaller particles, causing them to remain evenly distributed throughout the milk. Snowville Creamery milk, half & half, and cream are not homogenized. We strive to provide a natural product that is minimally processed, so we do not homogenize. This allows the cream to naturally rise to the top of our milk products. Simply shake our milk before enjoying.

Pasteurization is the process of using heat to destroy pathogenic organisms in foods. Snowville chooses to pasteurize at a lower legal temperature at just under 170°F for 18 seconds. This is known as the High-Temperature Short Time (HTST) pasteurization which can be compared to the common...

In order to be certified organic, a dairy farmer must waive the right to treat a sick cow with antibiotics. A Snowville Creamery cow with an infection, such as mastitis, can be treated with antibiotics, but her milk is not used until it tests negative for any antibiotics. In addition, an organic feed can be...

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