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Featured Items Part II

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February 28, 2022

Sour Cream: We have found that our A2 sour cream is easier on the stomach than store sour cream. A handful of people we know are raving about the taste and the fact that they can enjoy sour cream again!  

What’s it made with? Our sour cream is made with our organic, grass-fed A2 milk! Since it is soured, there are a lot of beneficial bacteria.

How to use:  Add a zing to beef stroganoff, mashed potatoes, creamy soups and dips. When adding it to hot food, always stir it in at the end on low heat a few minutes before serving. It’s important not to heat the sour cream too quickly because it can curdle and separate – causing unwanted textures in your food. Top off your chili, taco salad and burrito bowls. Use it in dessert recipes like sour cream poundcake. 

Shelf life: Unopened jars will last at least one to two months. After you open the sour cream, it could be about a month to a month and a half before you will see mold which can be green or pinkish in color. A great way to get the longest use out of it, is to keep out air pockets. Scoop only the top layer each time leaving a flat, even surface behind. Sometimes, you will notice that mold will grow on the walls of the jar where old sour cream is left behind. Personally, I will carefully scoop out the fresher, good looking portion into a fresh, new jar or smaller container with less air exposure to preserve what I can. We rarely throw anything out, but of course do so at your discretion. The top layer can mold, but once scooped out, you can reveal the preserved sour cream underneath. If the sour cream is too sour for your liking, use it to cook/bake and you will get serious flavor depths in your products!

Melting Cheese: I always loved eating cheesy dips at parties! I also always felt a little guilty afterward waiting for a breakout on my face. Nobody is excited about eating processed cheese, but it’s the only way to get amazingly delicious cheese dips – or so we thought!  Not anymore! This is by far, one of my favorite things to get from the farm. This melting cheese is a very mild tasting mixture of milk and cheese. It doesn’t have the most exciting flavor on its own, but it is a great base for making amazing flavor-town cheese concoctions and the possibilities are endless!

What’s in it? A2 skim milk and cultures.

How to use it: Macaroni and cheese, alfredo sauce, queso dip, buffalo dip, cheesy eggs, creamy broccoli soup and much more! The cheese flavor is not strong in this product, so I add BVP’s raw, A2 cheeses to enhance the flavors! I also like to add salsa or other spices to make it more exciting (siracha, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, chipotle pepper, etc)! Like all of our products, it’s important to heat this over low to medium low heat otherwise the milk solids can separate and cause that unwanted grainy texture!

Shelf Life: Unopened it lasts at least two months. After opening, it will last about a month and a half. Keep an eye out for green mold or pink mold. If you notice mold growing on the container, transfer the unspoiled portions it to a new container to keep it lasting longer. It helps to “scrape” the sides to remove the remnants – this discourages mold growth on the sides/lid of the container.

Eggnog: This eggnog does not have the typical taste and texture of store eggnog. If you are not a fan of eggnog, this may change your mind! Now you can have it all year ‘round. It tastes like a vanilla milkshake with a hint of caramel!

What’s in it? Cream, our raw eggs, salt and maple syrup.

How to use it: Drink it straight! It’s a great source of protein and an excellent to get raw eggs into your diet. Raw eggs are wonderful brain food, with the healthy cholesterols that fight Alzheimer’s in adults but also encourages brain development for children. It’s great for everyone! Add it to your shakes! Make it into egg custard – all you have to do is pour it into a custard dish and bake on a baking sheet with water and BAM! Dessert is prepared and all you have to do is bake it!

Shelf Life: Unopened, it can last 1 to 2 weeks. After opening it will last about 1 week. Total shelf life is approximately 2 weeks, so if you wait until 2 weeks to open it, you should drink it fast or plan to make dessert if it slightly sours prior to drinking.

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