Frequently Asked Questions
What is Whole Milk?
Whole milk is milk in its true form - complete as it comes from a cow and unaltered by industrial processing. In large industrial dairies, milk is typically homogenized meaning that it goes through high pressure turbulation to breaks down the fat globules. At Tree Island, we treat the milk very gently and keep it whole and non-homogenized, which is true to our whole food philosophy.
What is the benefit of whole milk from Grass Fed Cows?
Cows raised on grassy pasture spend more time excercising outside eating grass as nature intended. Whole milk from these cows contains omega-3, fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acids (CLA), beta-carotene and vitamins A and D, which are important nutrients for human health.
Why is Tree Island yogurt golden yellow?
The golden yellow colour of Tree Island yogurt is the true colour of whole milk. Because we do not homogenize our milk, a thin layer of golden cream rises to the top of our Cream Top yogurt. The fat can be scooped off, stirred in or eaten off the top depending on your preference.
Do you make low-fat yogurt?
By skimming off the thin layer of fat from the top of our Cream Top yogurt, you will have a container of 'low-fat' yogurt with approximately 1% milk fat.
Are you going to make yogurt from goat milk?
Yes, we are friends with the fabulous ladies at Snapdragon Goat Dairy in Fanny Bay and are developing a recipe for goat milk yogurt. Look for this specialty product at our farmers market table.
Will you use glass containers?
We are really excited about the possibility of making yogurt available in glass containers. We have done considerable research and are working towards having a glass container option in the future. Initially, our yogurt will be sold in BPA free, recyclable plastic containers.