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Polish Milk, Just not the same


Griff 17 | 67  
27 Jun 2008 /  #1
Hi all,

Just a quick one to see if anyone can point me towards a milk in poland similar to good old semi skimmed? All i find it the UHT stuff that lasts ages, but just don't like it and neither does my stomach. Any help would be great
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654  
27 Jun 2008 /  #2
Well it does offer a possible explanation of why they dont put the milk in their tea
espana 17 | 910  
27 Jun 2008 /  #3
we .......cows are different......is not the same a cow from england than a polish cow , also is not the same a cow from spain than a cow from england , then is not the same a cow from poland than a cow from spain etc etc
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
27 Jun 2008 /  #4
You can buy fresh 3.2%, 2% (and coloured water, 1.5%)

Look in the shop fridge near the yogurt, butter etc.

It might be near the maślanka. Don't confuse the two.

It comes in either a plastic bottle or a tall carton.

Whatever you do, don't buy the stuff in a plastic bag. It's worse for you than UHT.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
27 Jun 2008 /  #5
UHT milk stinks, I really can't understand why people buy and drink it.
Make a picture of your local store dairy department and maybe someone will try to tell what to buy, because I have no idea what milk brands are selled in Gdynia, we don't have a big national producer, rather smaller ones covering local markets.

But generally you should look for fresh milk that has about 4-6 days expiry date, that's how long it can last without all that excessive chemical or heat treatment.
dhrynio 5 | 97  
27 Jun 2008 /  #6
Don't buy UHT. Buy the fresh stuff in the chilled section. My personal favorite is Mazurski Smak!
Tamara 9 | 202  
27 Jun 2008 /  #7
UHT stuff

What is UHT milk?
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
27 Jun 2008 /  #8
Ultra-high temperature processing or (less often) ultra-heat treatment (both abbreviated UHT)
Tamara 9 | 202  
27 Jun 2008 /  #9
Thanks - isn't this the same as pasteurized?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
27 Jun 2008 /  #10
isn't this the same as pasteurized?

Think of UHT milk as long-life milk. It can last for months, if unopened.

Pasturized will only last a couple of days.

I imagine that the heating process is similar.
Tamara 9 | 202  
27 Jun 2008 /  #11
Aha, thanks
telefonitika  
27 Jun 2008 /  #12
don't buy the stuff in a plastic bag.

milk in a bag .... o_0

UHT milk stinks

Bet it has the same smell as Soya Milk then (my nephew has to have as he is lactose intolerant)

I dont think i have ever in my life had UHT milk ... im a semi skimmed variety milk (so this would be the 2% sort then) kinda girl ... i stir clear of the skimmed milk as like Wroclaw states this is glorified water ... lmao and i am still in UK at the minute ..
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
27 Jun 2008 /  #13
Bet it has the same smell as

I used the word "stinks" rather in a colloquial way (= is bad), not to describe how it smells :)

milk in a bag .... o_0

well, I disagree with Wroclaw, if the only choices are fresh milk in a plastic bag and UHT milk, I always choose the plastic bag.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
27 Jun 2008 /  #14
I had a milk from a "łaciaty" carton when in Poland, I used it with my coffee. I'm not sure what kind it was, but it did not change the taste of my coffee.I guess it was pretty close to the taste of milk as I know it. Yes, I know it. I used to drink milk straight from the milked cow on my aunts farm, or chilled, or turned into a sour milk...full of acidophilus and bifidus, both good for you :)
Vincent 9 | 804   Moderator
28 Jun 2008 /  #15
I had a milk from a "łaciaty" carton when in Poland,

agree, łaciate milk (red carton) is very good and adds a nice flavour to coffee ...Since one of my polish friends introduced me to it, I have always bought a couple of cartons, from a polish shop every week....great for emergencies as well, as it will keep for ages unopened.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
28 Jun 2008 /  #16
"£aciate" is UHT (at least it was when introduced, so I don't buy it, but I suppose they still make it UHT).
OP Griff 17 | 67  
1 Jul 2008 /  #17
So I can buy fresh milk? Where in gdynia do they sell this??
Tamara 9 | 202  
1 Jul 2008 /  #18
As in "fresh from the cow"? In most countries, it is prohibited to sell this. I believe you could buy this before Poland joined the EU but probably not now.
ukpolska  
1 Jul 2008 /  #19
I believe you could buy this before Poland joined the EU but probably not now.

If you go to the local markets you will still see a woman selling it in plastic bottles, although I haven't been brave enough to get some myself.

We are fortunate to live next to my father-in-laws dairy farm and we have fresh milk everyday, and every now and again my mother-in-law makes fresh butter from the cream... what a life !!! :O)
Tamara 9 | 202  
1 Jul 2008 /  #20
Lucky you!
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
1 Jul 2008 /  #21
fresh butter from the cream...

There is no better butter than that. Even better when churned at home. I wonder if anybody still does it! Wow.
urszula 1 | 253  
1 Jul 2008 /  #22
The Amish still do it. And so will I after I buy myself a krowa. hehehe
Tamara 9 | 202  
1 Jul 2008 /  #23
But do you know how to "doing" it ? It sound like doing but I'm not sure how you spell it?
urszula 1 | 253  
1 Jul 2008 /  #24
doić. Yup. You squeeze gently from the top and squeeze slowly all the way down.
You can pretend you're doisz by taking a latex glove and putting water in the fingers and poke holes on the bottom...
polishgirltx  
1 Jul 2008 /  #25
lol... pgtx's blushing....

sorry girls, i know you're having a serious conversation, but i couldn't resist after reading that ;)
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
1 Jul 2008 /  #26
There are variety of churning devices. I remember a wooden one, like a thin, covered barrel. You pour the cream in it and churn it with a kind of flat, little wheel on a stick. I have no idea how it is called...

Lots of work, but the result - priceless!
miq - | 6  
2 Jul 2008 /  #27
I don't know about other countries, but in Poland You still can to milk a cow :) not throught "dojarka" (machine who milk a cow), but Your hands :).

Your milk will be fresh like no other :).
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Jul 2008 /  #28
U can buy non-UHT milk here without too much difficulty. Mlekpol put it in plastic bottles. Polish dairy is very good and milk is no exception
cyg 5 | 119  
2 Jul 2008 /  #29
Look or ask for "świerze mleko" - it's generally much more available now than it was in the past. I can personally recommend Milko and Mlekovita brands. I've tried others that were good to, but don't remember the names.
ukpolska  
2 Jul 2008 /  #30
urszula

Tamara

I know a few guys who will be perfect volunteers for your project if you like hehe
Not including myself, as I stopped that kind of thing many years ago, when aunty Bessy walked in on me one day, "god the trauma"!!

There are variety of churning devices. I remember a wooden one, like a thin, covered barrel.

This is what my mother-in-law uses and it has a type of wooden slat inside, which she turns and then somehow the butter in formed on the sides.

Griff

When's the big day mate??

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