September 16, 2010 at 7:45 pm #253226
Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food Movement, says: “When you pasteurise milk you deprive it of its soul. There is no difference anymore. Instead, what can you taste with raw milk? You can taste the breed, the grass that the animal ate, if it comes from the mountains, hills or valleys, you can taste the expertise of the cheesemaker, and so it becomes a pleasure.”
Australia allows raw milk hard-curd cheeses from France and Italy to be imported, but food regulations deny our own artisan cheesemakers the right to make and market Australian cheese from our own raw milk. Slow Food Australia is conducting a campaign to allow Australian cheesemakers to make their cheese with raw milk. Food Standards Australia New Zealand â€“ the authority responsible for Australian food regulation â€“ is to decide early 2011 if food standards are to be changed to enable the making and sale of Australian cheese from raw milk. If you wish to support this campaign you can sign an online petition at: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/m0i9l10k/September 16, 2010 at 8:36 pm #476940gremmblesMember
I think this woman will be on land line this week. I know they are having a story about a woman who wants to make raw milk cheese.
have signed the petition.September 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm #476941FishfoodMember
Talking cheese a person on another forun i visit wants to know if there is cheese making classers in perthSeptember 16, 2010 at 11:32 pm #476942Ave a goMember
Signed!September 16, 2010 at 11:56 pm #476943lynnieMember
This is another example of big business calling the shots….September 17, 2010 at 1:23 am #476944Michelle-smMember
Internet petitions are not accepted by any government departments as far as I know.
They need to be hand signed.September 17, 2010 at 1:47 am #476945
Internet petitions are accepted by the Australian Senate, but not the House of Representatives. (Although this will change if the Government accepts a recommendation from a parliamentary committee that the House of Representatives should treat electronic petitions the same way it treats those delivered on paper.) A hard copy of the electronic signatures is presented along with a letter from the presenting Senator certifying that Standing Orders were followed. In particular, each petitioner must have seen and understood the wording of the petition before they ‘signed’. An electronic signature consists of a person’s name and email address. They do not have to provide their street address. In the case of this particular petition, it will be presented to the senate by Senator Christine Milne, deputy leader of The Greens and a staunch supporter of the Slow Food Movement.September 17, 2010 at 2:51 am #476946AnjaMember
Good on you Wazza.September 17, 2010 at 4:34 am #476947IdunaMember
I’m for it, I wish I could get raw milk to. It’s the only kind that doesn’t make me sick.September 17, 2010 at 5:37 am #476948
Iduna, Try the health food shops for a product called Cleopatras Bath Milk. It’s raw milk, sold for bathing in (to get around the food police I think), but a lot of people are drinking it with no ill effect.September 17, 2010 at 5:38 am #476949Shangri LaMember
I support raw milk too but even milk that is pasteurised but NOT homogenised tastes a whole lot better – can you get that Iduna? Sorry, realise the thread is about raw milk but just thought i’d mention it. Coles in SEQ sell Maleny milk that is not homogenised and it tastes wonderful.September 17, 2010 at 8:39 am #476950porgeyMember
I just cant understand how Australians cant use lovely raw milk for cheese making but we can import cheese made from raw milk. Its another dopey bureaucratic shambles that our food regulators have got us into yet they allow GM Canola, wheat etc. Shambles.September 17, 2010 at 9:27 am #476951IdunaMember
I can’t drink pasteurised milk all that well, it’s that process that makes me ill. I was told by my doctor how it affects the proteins in the milk when it is heated and how I am then unable to digest it.September 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm #476952GgangMember
I want to know how they make raw milk cheese :shrug: we have plenty of raw milk but all the cheese making books methods heat the milk :geek: once heated it is on its way to becoming “dead white liquid”
anyone in WA who wants to obtain raw milk PM me 😉
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