What is Organic Cheese?
At most supermarkets and grocery stores, you will notice some products have an organic label. However, a lot of people don’t truly understand the difference. Organic food, which is food you produce through organic farming methods, has been proven to have a wealth of benefits. Fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products are the main foods which you can produce organically – which is essentially without pesticides or other synthetic substances.
If you’re wondering why we often shout about our cheese being organic, read on to find out why it’s so wonderful!
To give produce the organic classification, you must make it on an organic farm. By doing this, it means that you create the product naturally from the very start. If it’s a crop, sow it into the soil with natural fertiliser and water with rainwater. Conventional farming uses lots of chemicals to promote growth, keep insects and pest at bay and to get rid of weeds. On the other hand, organic farmers avoid these synthetic chemicals and use sustainable, natural methods of growing produce. Animals used for dairy or meat are only fed natural foods such as grass, to make sure they do not consume the chemicals.
It has been proven that organic produce contains more nutrients, and can prevent contamination with hormones, chemicals and toxins. Many of us are unaware that the food we eat can contain chemicals and other harmful substances. Moreover, organic farming produces pest-resistant crops and secures our food sources for the future.
Is Organic Cheese Better for You?
To create organic cheese, you must make it with organic milk from an organic dairy farm. Farmers grass-feed the cows with natural pasture, improving the quality of the milk. Farms do not expose the cattle to proteins or treated with antibiotics when they are sick.
Organic cheese is not only superior in taste, but you will also find it to be higher in nutritional value. It reduces the chances of your body absorbing any chemicals used in farming, and is more nutritious. Organic milk contains 50% more omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for overall health. Compared to regular milk, organic milk also has higher levels of iron, vitamin E, other antioxidants and nutrients such as linoleic acid.
There are many reasons to buy organic – including health benefits, positive environmental impacts of organic farming and improved animal welfare. We’re proud to be a fully organic farm producing award-winning English organic cheese.
To find out more about organic produce and its benefits, visit the Soil Association website: https://www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/whyorganic/its-nutritionally-different/