Sheeps milk is now being sold at Union Square farmers market. The farmer is Karen Weinberg of 3-Corner Field Farm.
This has come about because I asked Karen if she would sell me sheeps milk. I had just found out that I have an allergy to cows milk. The doctor told me I could tolerate goats milk and sheep milk more easily. While I love goat cheese, I dont like the taste of goats milk in my coffee or on my oatmeal. It doesnt really work in my favorite cake recipe.
At first, Karen was surprised by my query. She did set aside some milk for me when she made batches of cheese. (Her cheese is wonderful.) Coincidentally, others began asking her for milk. Last Saturday, she showed me her first bottled milk--its official.
Sheeps milk is sweeter than goats milk and not at all gamey. I now like it better than cows milk. It is richer.
Karen also sells top-quality lamb. The stew I made with lamb neck was exceptional. The Morroccan-style lamb sausage is delicious.