Milking the Truth: 15 Eye-Opening Facts About Dairy Products

1String cheese

String cheese

String cheese is made by heating mozzarella to 60°C which causes the milk proteins to line up. They can then be peeled off in strings.


2Dondurma

Dondurma

Dondurma or Turkish ice cream is resistant to melting and is so stretchy that you can skip with it.


3Ghee and Clarified butter

Ghee and Clarified butter

The difference between Ghee and Clarified butter is that Ghee is simmered making it nuttier tasting and aromatic.


4Organic Horizon and Stonyfield

Organic Horizon and Stonyfield

Ultra-pasteurized milk like Organic Horizon and Stonyfield do not need to be refrigerated. They are put into the cooling section at the store because people don't trust unrefrigerated milk, especially in the United States.


5Cheddar cheese

Cheddar cheese

Cheddar cheese is naturally lactose-free due to the natural process of making aged cheese. Liquid whey which separates from the milk is removed. This is why many types of aged cheese like Cheddar, Asiago, Parm and Swiss contain little to no lactose.


6Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Milk

According to a poll done by the “Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy”, 7% of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows.


7Norway butter crisis

Norway butter crisis

In 2011, Norway went through a nationwide butter shortage, where smugglers would often get caught smuggling butter and online auctions for one packet of butter reached as high as $77.


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8Milk

Milk

Milk must be offered at every meal if a United States school district wishes to get reimbursement from the federal government.


9Icelandic Skyr

Icelandic Skyr

Icelandic Skyr is technically a cheese, not a yogurt.


10Lactose tolerance

Lactose tolerance

Until about 11,000 years ago milk was toxic to humans. The only way humans were able to consume it was by lowering the lactose levels by turning it into cheese. Today only one-third of the adults are lactose tolerant, and the closer you get to the equator the lower the tolerance level is.

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