What is Creamline Milk ?
Cream line milk is simply milk that is allowed to be milk. Like the milk found on most store shelves, cream line milk is pasteurized. We do not, however, homogenize our milk. Homogenization is, in short, the process by which the cream (or fat content) in the milk is permanently mixed into the body of the milk, eliminating the separation--or cream line--that is characteristic of fresh-from-the-farm milk. The process of homogenization uses very high pressure to break down the fat molecules into particles so small that they can be dissolved into the rest of the milk. They lose buoyancy and thus, the cream never rises to the top of homogenized milk. We believe that homogenization diminishes the flavor and decreases many of the health benefits of milk.
Studies have shown that when fat molecules are forcibly broken up by mechanical means, an enzyme called Xanthine Oxidase is released and allowed to penetrate the intestinal wall. Once it gets through the intestinal wall, Xanthine Oxidase gets into the bloodstream and is capable of creating scar damage to the heart and arteries, which may in turn cause the body to release cholesterol into the blood as a means of protecting the scarred areas with fatty tissue. This can lead to Arteriosclerosis. When un-homogenized milk is consumed, Xanthine Oxidase is normally excreted from the body without much absorption. Our milk is also free of controversial growth hormones including rBST*, and is free of animal byproducts. Cows were meant to eat plants not animals, thus the food they eat here contains no animal byproducts.
HEALTHY COWS ARE HAPPY COWS. The way a cow lives and is treated plays a large part in her ability to produce healthy milk. Our cows at Westvale View Dairy spend their days outside when weather permits to lay and graze on our pastures. We take special care to provide warm, dry cover from rain, snow, and inclement weather, including providing a cooling mist for them to walk through during the hottest days of summer.
Milk is all natural -- do you know where your milk comes from?
*Although we do not use rBST, no significant difference has been shown between milk from rBST-Treated and Non rBST-Treated cows.