Udderly delish | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 24

A Couple Cooks Podcast | Episode 24

Field trip! In this episode we’re on location at Trader’s Point Creamery, an organic dairy farm. We meet Bella the Cow, visit the Dairy Bar, and taste an aged cheddar that’s never before been unveiled to the public. We also uncover the mystery behind organic, grass-fed dairy: why it’s important, and what to look for on the label when you’re shopping for milk, yogurt, and cheese. Plus, our favorite way to eat grass-fed yogurt, and a few summery cheesy recipes inspired by Greek islands and our basil plant.

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Our photos from Santorini, because…sigh.

 

Trader’s Point Creamery is an organic, grass-fed dairy farm in Indianapolis

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14 Comments

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    Emeryl
    August 3, 2016 at 9:29 am

    I milked a cow once when I was in Australia, but that was decades ago.

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    Genevieve Crum
    August 3, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I have recently been learning about the importance of grass-fed cattle when purchasing meat and dairy products, and so your podcast was so timely (as always)! It’s so wonderful that the best practices for the health and well-being of the environment and animals also results in the best products for humans, both in terms of health and flavor. It’s a decision that makes sense in every way, and I am so thankful that you are taking the time to support farms like Trader’s Point Creamery. The love and thought they put into their daily farming and business practices is inspiring, and after listening to this podcast, I plan to seek out their products during my next trip to the grocery store!

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    Heather
    August 3, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Gosh, it has to have been nearly 20 years ago now, visiting my uncle’s parents’ farm in southeast WI. Sweet old lady cow showed me some extra love (and shared her slobber) with a serious lick of my hand. Good times!

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    Meg
    August 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I lived on a farm for the first 18 years of my life! Being the ever rebellious teenager I didn’t understand what my parents and aunt and uncles were doing and why they were doing it. Now stepping back I am very happy to have come from such a place, I know where food comes from and how hard it is for organic farmers to keep everything to regulation. Organic Milk is some of the best food out there.

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    Taylor Closet
    August 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    When I was a kid, I got close to a cow while fishing in my father’s pond inside of the pasture.

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    Colleen
    August 3, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Another great podcast! We do our best to eat organically, grass-fed etc… It is true, at least for me, as I read food labels and packaging, it can be quite confusing. After listening to the podcast I looked at the milk in my refrigerator, I was not impressed. What I had thought, for sometime now, was a “good” product, actually could be better. Thanks for this informative interview. I have gleaned a lot of useful information and a better understanding of what I should look for as I search for a new dairy source.
    Keep the podcasts coming, I am sure they are a lot of work, I always look forward to listening.

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    Anne
    August 3, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I loved the out of studio sound….literally. It had a richness to its tone. More field trips! And this kind of living is right up my alley. When I was a teen I went to a two week farm camp that used all traditional practices with no electricity. It was wonderful! Although I think I would appreciate the modern conveniences now. Keep up the amazing work of supporting businesses that are doing it right.

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    Monique
    August 3, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    The last time I got close to a cow……this afternoon! :) We farm and have a cow/calf operation. We don’t have any milk cows though, so we buy our milk. Your podcast this week was excellent as it always is & I learned so much! I thought we bought “good” milk also….but it could be better. Thanks for all you teach us through your podcast … plus it’s so fun to listen to!!

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    Steph Peterson
    August 4, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Absolutely LOVE your podcast!
    I run every morning along beautiful country roads and see all the cows, horses, corn, and beans you can think of! Love my Tennessee home! Get to run right on the other side of their fields!!

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    Lara Price
    August 8, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I have fond memories of growing up in southern Illinois and visiting my grandparents’ small farm. Though I was usually only trusted with the task of snapping green beans, I always loved helping with the cows- especially when there were calves! I’ve lived in Indy for four years now and always have Traders Point Creamery yogurt in my fridge. I can’t believe I’ve never made it to their farm or restaurant. This is now at the top of my to-do list; thanks for the inspiration!

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    Amanda Huntley
    August 8, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I have never been closer than from the fence to the cow.

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    Rachael
    August 11, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I grew going to horse shows with my 4-H cousins, and always loved spending time in the cow barn. Now, with kids of my own, the fair is all about visiting the animals, and talking about where food comes from. We live in Indy and LOVE TPC as well, and I can personally testify that I can eat their whole fat yogurt with ease, where I can’t with others. My 3 year old has developed a taste for mango lasse, so that will be my next venture using their delicious yogurt!

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    Suzanne
    August 11, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Just found your podcast and I’m loving it. My husband’s family used to buy day-old calves, and they were incredibly cute… until you begin bottle feeding them. Calves slobber like nobody’s business!

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    Stacy Moore
    August 12, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I think the last time I was close to a cow was at Traders Point Creamery, actually! Or either when I drove/ran by some because, #Indiana.

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