Frequently Asked Questions

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Snowville Creamery sources milk from several genetically diverse herds: a mix of Jersey, Guernsey, Brown Swiss, milking shorthorn and Friesian. Rather than breeding for highest milk production, health, hardiness, and fertility are highly-valued attributes.

All Grade A milk must test negative for the presence of antibiotics before going to market as required by law. In the instance that a cow is sick and advised by a veterinarian to be treated with antibiotics, she is tagged and her milk is taken separately and discarded. The milk from a cow that has been...

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Snowville’s farmers are always concerned with the health and safety of their cows, and a major part of this means making sure they fulfill their cows’ dietary needs. Quite often, especially during the winter, foraging on grass alone is not enough energy to sustain a lactating cow. To help alleviate this energy...

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The vast majority of our farmers do not tend their dairy pastures with herbicides and none with pesticides. Most of our farmers prefer mowing as a form of weed management. Their sustainable farming methods of rotating and resting the land promote health maintenance for both the cows and...

We use plastic coated paperboard milk cartons because we believe they protect milk’s goodness better than other packages. The flavor of milk is affected both by light and its container. In addition, the paper is a renewable resource and eight half-gallon paperboard containers require as much petroleum-based...

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At Snowville Creamery, our core philosophy, to maintain the principles and values of sustainability and waste-minimization in everything we do, drives our choices.  Paper is a renewable resource. Adding a plastic screw top would only add additional fossil fuel petroleum-based plastics and total packaging...

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We say “shake before enjoying”, and the best way to give it a good shaking is before the carton is opened for the very first time in your kitchen. After that, the best way to stir up the contents, whether cream on the top or cocoa on the bottom, is by pinching the top closed at its center and swirl the...

Our milk is in your local grocery stores within two days of packaging. The “use by” date branded on our milk cartons is 14 days from the time of packaging, but don’t be surprised if it lasts as long as 20 days with proper refrigeration under 40 degrees F. Because our milk is not homogenized, the cream...

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Yes, it is possible. The appearance and texture of the cream may be slightly altered though upon thawing. When cream is frozen, the proteins in it are destabilized, and small white flecks may appear in the cream in a process known as feathering. This change is especially noticeable when the thawed...

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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...

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...

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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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Snowville Creamery sources milk from local farmers using regenerative and sustainable methods to raise their cows-never using GMO's, artificial hormones, or other harmful environmental pollutants.  

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