Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lodi: Asian Water Buffalo

Ithaca Water Buffalo produces yogurt at their creamery in Interlaken between the two largest Finger Lakes, Cayuga and Seneca. 

The herd of 100 water buffalo lives on a farm in Lodi, also between the two lakes.

A milking herd is unique in New York and rare in North America.

The milk is vat-pasteurized, slowly heated to a lower temperature than factory produced milk, and it is not homogenized. The yogurt and a blend of Jersey and water buffalo milk are available on Saturdays at the Regional Market on the north side. 

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