Jersey Girl Organics, Whole Milk
Anyone who thinks all milk tastes the same needs to try the milk from the Vosper family farm in Matamata. It’s jersey milk so it’s naturally creamier but there’s more to it than that. The judges agreed: this is milk that tastes like milk used to.
Perhaps that’s because it’s produced by dairy farmers who farm like they used to — organically, without pesticides, herbicides or imported fertilizers and none of that palm kernel extract. Their pedigree A2 herd is grass-fed on mixed pasture that’s managed to conserve water and reduce nutrient leaching. The milk they produce is pasteurized but not homogenized, and it’s bottled on-farm in an energy-efficient purpose-built dairy.
The family is descended from the farmer who first introduced the jersey breed to the district. “For five generations we have been custodians of the Cleavedale Jersey farm,” explains Laura Vosper. “We love the land we live on and the animals that share it with us. We take pride in producing a top-quality milk. In a world where so many want to rush, minimize or mislead, we believe in honesty, patience, generosity and doing all that is needed to let nature do her magic.”