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Newbie question about cow vs. goat milk

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Rookie here. Totally green to this style of living....

Hi. I have never had milk straight from a cow. Always have had it homoginized (sp) from the grocery store. I am looking to change my way of living and am planning now. So, with that said, a few questions:

1. Can anyone describe the taste difference between fresh cow milk and homoganized grocery store bought milk?

2. Can anyone describe the taste difference between grocery store milk to GOAT milk?

3. Can anyone describe the taste difference between fresh cow milk verses fresh goat milk?

Please and thank you in advance.

Also, can I assume that one can make cheese and butter from goats milk?

I don't know of any places in southern AZ where I can even find fresh from the animal milk, so I don't know that I'd be able to try anything out right now.

(I really want to do this and learn how to make butter and cheese)

I'm sure I am leaving something out.....

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each animals milk can have its own flavor

as well as each breed

conditions of barn and pail and storage will affect it as well
cows cream naturally separates and rises because the fat globules are larger than a goats which do not readily rise because they are smaller.

homogination breaks down the cow fat globs smaller which causes them not to rise as well.
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