We closely monitor our cows’ diet, as the flavor of the milk can change based on what they eat. The milk is also extremely fresh — the milk a cow gives in the morning can be pasteurized and served on your table that night.
Homogenization breaks up the fat globules of milk so that the particles are uniformly sized. Since Hansen’s milk is non-homogenized, that means that the cream rises to the top. It should be shaken before being served. Unlike pasteurization (heating the milk to kill bacteria), homogenization is not required to sell milk. We choose not to homogenize to keep the milk in its most natural state. Some people who are lactose-intolerant have had an easier time digesting our milk. Give it a try!
Our most popular milk is skim milk.
That depends on your nutritional needs. Whole milk (3.5% fat) is recommended for young children and the elderly, who need more fat in their diet. Skim or 1% milk is recommended for people wanting the most protein. Most doctors would recommend skim or 1% milk for healthy adults.
Freezing milk is not recommended as it may change the flavor and consistency.
No, we farm conventionally.
No, it is illegal to sell raw milk in Iowa.
Based on taste, we feel that a customer would be happy consuming 1% milk or whole (3.5%) milk in place of 2%.