Marrook Farm Yoghurts
Pot Set Yoghurts:
We make yoghurt in the traditional way just with milk and culture. We use the traditional yoghurt cultures with the addition of the probiotic Acidophilus and Bifidus bacteria. The yoghurt is set in the jar. We do not homogenize our milk,(homogenization smashes the big fat globules in milk and distributes fat evenly through the milk), so the cream is at the top of the jar. If you want a skim milk product, just skim the cream off and give it to your cat! When you break this delicate curd, whey will naturally form, it is completely natural and very nutritious.
In the production of yoghurt we use no thickening agents (e.g. Milk powder, milk solids, gelatine), their use also absorbs the whey produced and gives a bitterness to yoghurt. We use no antifoaming agents for foaming problems in production (commonly used but as an aid to manufacture not mentioned as an ingredient), and to sweeten our yoghurts we only use pure honey or organic maple syrup. All our yoghurts are available in glass jars which can easily be recycled. Set yoghurt is available as Mild Natural, or flavoured with Lemon Myrtle and Honey, or MapleSyrup with Vanilla.
Lemon Myrtle is a native rainforest shrub with a beautiful refreshing oil which we combine with a pure bush honey direct from the apiarist. The honey varieties available change through the year and result in subtle variations in flavour.
Our maple syrup is certified organic from Canada and combined with a sensational organic vanilla from Vanauatu makes a delicate and delicious yoghurt.
Greek Style yoghurt:
This yoghurt is made thicker than the set yoghurts by draining some of the whey out. It uses almost twice as much milk for a jar of Greek yoghurt, so in winter when milk supplies are often short it is not always possible to produce.
Bio-dynamic Kefir from farm fresh unhomogenized milk in 700ml glass bottles.
Kefir is an ancient fermented milk drink originating from the Caucuses. It is an enzyme and nutrient rich food which supplies complete protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins. Kefir is full of gut-friendly micro-organisms that help balance your “inner ecosystem”.
Marrook Farm is glad to produce kefir for you from the pure fresh bio-dynamic milk our own cows produce. We do not homogenize the milk, but do hand skim the cream off the top of the kefir to make a smoother drink.
In addition, we are proud to introduce our Golden Kefir, which has all the health benefits of kefir and also those of turmeric (with milk fat and pepper to enhance the absorption of cucumin), cinnamon and ginger. Sweetened with coconut syrup, it's a truly healthful food drink that can be used as a base for smoothies, dressings and sauces!
Marrook Farm Cheeses
A fresh curd, the simplest and most natural of cheeses, made by adding culture setting the milk and draining. It was made traditionally in the households of many European cultures. It is extremely versatile add herbs and onions use as a dip or with potatoes or Pasta, bake in frittatas, mix with fruits as a dessert, use in cheesecakes, use your imagination…
Is made in the traditional way, but from cows milk.Ours is a mild fetta stored in brine. It is very important to always keep fetta covered with brine .
A tilsit style cheese named after our local area. We make it over the summer months, mild and very moreish when young and stronger when old. A great melting cheese. Washed and turned with great regularity.
A gruyere/ Swiss mountain cheese, named after the Bulga Plateau, reflecting the unique sweet flavours of the mountain grass. Aged to at least 6 months washing and turning regularly. Made only over the summer.
As, Bulga and Brinawa are only sold in whole wheels, we are now offering pre-packed vacuum-sealed packs of Mountain Cheese, made, matured and cut from the cheese wheels on the farm.
In the process of vacuum packing good cheese, we believe it is wrong to have the plastic directly contacting the surface of the cheese, as it imparts a plastic flavor. So we wrap all the pieces cut off the wheel in special cheese paper first, so there is no plastic in contact with the cheese, and the flavor is not affected.
Mild Mountain Cheese is a washed curd creamy textured cheese very similar to our Brinawa, but matured slightly differently. A good melting cheese.
Matured Mountain Cheese is a hard, tasty cooked curd cheese, matured at least six months, made in the style of Gruyere. Excellent as is, and also for grating over hot dishes.
The flavours of Mountain cheese will vary, reflecting the various seasonal variations in the pasture, and maturation times. Ensure cheese is always served at room temperature.