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Water Buffalo Milk Yogurt

post #1 of 10
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Has anyone tried this: Woodstock Water Buffalo Co. Yogurt

I'm going to see if I can get some at the local Whole Foods today, which is supposed to carry the product. It would be nice to compare notes. I may try their mozzarella as well.

Shel
post #2 of 10
Never tried it. Sounds interesting though. I guess you can make yogurt out of all kinds of milk right? :D

Hey, not THAT kind! I know what you people are thinking. ;)
post #3 of 10
YES!!!!!! It's an awesome product! I visited "the girls" (water buffalo) who produce this wonderful food of the gods. Great farm. The yogurt is much more nutritious than regular cow's milk yogurt, lower in cholesterol, higher in protein and calcium. It is pretty fatty, but it's WORTH IT! It's quite smooth and creamy, less tangy than we're accustomed to. They have flavoured their yogurts very lightly with fruits, honey or maple syrup so that the true flavour of the buffalo milk comes through. Definitely a product to support...

I believe it is available in health food stores. Too bad we can't get it in Canada. (I just finished my last one yesterday!)

Enjoy!
post #4 of 10
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I didn't like the texture - too firm and gelatinous, not a creamy as I like. The taste didn't live up to my expectations either. I found it bland. However, I will try another container at some point as I like the idea of its benefits, and the taste and mouth feel improved somewhat as the yogurt sat in my mouth. Maybe I got a bad sample ....

Shel
post #5 of 10
Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't mozzarella originally made from water buffalo milk?

If that is the case, the milk must be very good to import it because these beast are not native to Italie.

Luc H.
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post #6 of 10
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Water buffalo may have been introduced into Italy from India in the seventh century Mozzarella di Bufala or possibly in the Middle Ages by a series of invaders ranging from the Greeks to the Normans. Some say that the water buffalo may have it's origins in Italy, although I personally doubt it. Cheese products from the buffalo milk started to to appear around the 12th or 13th century.

If you've not had fresh, Italian mozzarella di bufala you are missing one of lifes greatest pleasures.

Shel
post #7 of 10
These 'beasts' were introduced to North America, believe it or not, to control weeds in Florida. And yes, a proper mozz is made with buffalo milk.

You might find their mozz disapointing, not through any fault of theirs: In America we've become acustomed to buffalo mozz having a milky creamy centre and a stringy but tender exterior. That's actually not the way it's supposed to be eaten; it's simply the result of further aging, an inevitable consequence of importation. It is supposed to be consumed quite fresh, within the first day or two of production. When fresh, the cheese is firm throughout. I admit I do prefer the textural contrast of a slightly more aged product, which Woodstock's is not.

Have you tried the maple yogurt Shel? My yogurt, though consumed well before the due date, got a little grainy after a while and not as good as the really fresh stuff. Make sure you carefully check the dates in the store. It has a 70 day shelf life but is much better - as intuation would dictate - in the first 5.
post #8 of 10
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I've had really fresh mozz - in fact, eaten just as it was made several times. Unfortunately, it wasn't buffalo milk mozz. The best I've ever had with mozzarella di bufala has been, I think, three days. Fresh is VERY good.

The pull date on the carton of yogurt I got yesterday was Oct 08 ... Not tried their maple flavor. Don't care much for flavored yogurt, would much rather add my own fresh fruit.

Thanks!

Shel
post #9 of 10
Shel, I am missing one of life's greatest pleasures... (back of the hand on my forehead, face towards the heavens with eyes closed)....

Of all the things missing in my life, now I have to add this one!

(wink Shel)

Luc H
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post #10 of 10
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Well, I hope the list is short ...

Shel (missing a lot of wonderful things in Canada)
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