Buttermilk is a tangy, acidic dairy product that is traditionally made by fermenting milk with lactic acid bacteria. It has a thick, creamy texture and a slightly sour taste.
Buttermilk is commonly used in baking, particularly in Southern cuisine, to help activate baking soda and create a light, fluffy texture in baked goods like biscuits, pancakes, and cakes. It can also be used as a marinade for meat or poultry, as a base for creamy dressings or dips, or as a refreshing drink on its own or flavored with fruit or spices.
While buttermilk is lower in fat and calories than whole milk, it is still a good source of calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients found in dairy products. It may also contain probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that can aid in digestion and support a healthy immune system.
The Cook's Difference
Cook’s Farm Dairy is the only working dairy farm in Oakland County, making us the most local choice for all of your family’s dairy needs. We grow the crops for the cows' feed, milk the cows, and make the finest dairy onsite. Unlike other dairy farms we sell directly to the consumer and you can certainly taste the difference buying fresh and local products make! Our cows receive only the best care, feed, and pasture and are always hormone and antibiotic-free. Produced with the highest quality standards, our milk goes from our family farm to you on a daily basis.