I was curious to find no mention of how good raw milk tastes, compared to pasteurized homogenized milk, in your articles on the subject [“Raw Deal: Asheville’s Taste for Unpasteurized Milk,” and “The Raw Milk Debate: An Interview with Food Activist David Gumpert,” April 8, Xpress].
I don’t use milk that often, so it is not cost-effective for me to try to buy it, but I do remember how much better it tastes from the one time I did buy it.
I also wonder about all the hysteria surrounding it, considering all the folks who used it for centuries prior to the regulation of pasteurization.
— AA Lloyd
Editor’s note: Although there wasn’t an extensive discussion about the taste of raw milk, alternative health educator Andi Locke Mears was quoted in “Raw Deal” as saying, “It’s awesome when you get the real foods because they have so much flavor, their fats are so healthy and the nutrients are there.”