People are starting to wake up to the fact that not all food is created equal. I've been exploring this topic for years, and have come to the conclusion that it just makes sense to seek out the most nutrient rich food possible. The costs work out in the end.
When it comes to animal products, grass fed and pastured animals provide the most nutritious and most humanely raised products. I have been buying grass fed beef for years, but made the leap into grass fed butter for the first time this year. And just tried my first grass fed cheese! I was lucky enough to receive free samples of Rumiano grass fed cheese. In my area, it's sold at Whole Foods.
My one and only complaint about this cheese was the fact that my Whole Foods only carried one variety (monterey jack). I wanted to sample a few different types of cheeses to get an accurate sense of the quality. But they only had one type, so that's the type I tried. And let me tell you.... it was delicious. Super delicious!
I'm not a cheese person. Actually, I only cook with it. My other family members eat it plain, on crackers, in sandwiches, on everything... I just can't do it. Cheese is something I don't eat very often at all. But I loved this cheese. I ate it plain. I even ate it on crackers (and I hate crackers!)
It was just that good. Plus the fact that grass fed cheeses contain more omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin K2, and more CLA.
To be honest, when cows eat grass (as opposed to corn or animal byproducts!) they are eating the way nature intended. The end result is bound to be healthier - it's bound to be "right."
I will definitely buy this cheese again. And I'll probably complain at Whole Foods. It's great cheese, and I'd love to be able to buy more varieties.
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