Handling Raw Milk

  • To keep raw milk from souring, it is essential to keep it cool. Bringing a cooler when you pick up your milk will help keep it fresh longer.
  • Raw milk will stay fresh for a minimum of 7 days, with proper handling. After that, it is prone to souring. Do not leave it in warm temperatures, but return to the fridge immediately after pouring, to keep milk fresh for as long as possible.
  • Sour milk (also known as clabbered milk) is still edible. You can look up recipes for cottage cheese, or other products, if you have clabbered milk. No need to toss it unless you want to! It should not smell funky, but have a clean, sour smell.
  • Have milk you are concerned will go to waste before you can drink it? Make a cultured food with it! Click here for recipes.