Learn About Cortez Creamery & The Benefits of Raw A2 Milk.
I'm Hannah Usher, Welcome to the Farm! I am so glad that you stopped by to visit. I founded Cortez Creamery at Rocky Ridge in 2011. In effort to save my life and my health! To read my story click the link below
What Makes Cortez Creamery Milk and dairy Products the Best!
We Only Milk Jersey Cows!
Jersey Cows produce milk with more cream and protein than any other dairy breed!
Our Cows Only Produce A2 Milk
Our cows are genetically tested and only carry the A2 gene. This means they Only Produce Milk with easier-to-digest A2 protein. This is the same protein found in Breast Milk and Goat's milk.
Our Jersey Cows only eat grass and Hay and are not fed large amounts of grain. Ensuring they produce healthy milk high in omega-3s.
Consistent Sweet Flavor from Season to Season
We feed our cows premium pasture and hay, ensure our milk tastes great all year. NO off Flavors due to poor quality feed.
Long Shelf Life
Careful, clean handling and ultra-quick cooling mean our raw milk stays fresher longer.
Our milk is always raw, unpasteurized, and non-homogenized. Ensuring all the nutrition that nature intended is intact.
Environmentally Friendly packaging.
Almost all of our Diary products are provided in Reusable Glass Bottles and Jars which we have you wash and return to be refilled.
What are the health benefits of consuming Raw A2 Milk from Grass-Fed Cows?
A2 Milk is naturally easier to digest and has a protein structure similar to breast milk and goat's milk. A2 milk is also believed to cause less inflammation that A1 milk produced by most commercial dairies.
Raw Milk Contains probiotics and immunoglobulins (antibodies) that naturally boost your immune system and reduce the risk of allergies in both children and adults.
Raw Milk Provides every known vitamin including A, D & K2 with natural activators
Provides calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus & other trace minerals in perfect balance in addition to proteins, fats and carbohydrates making it the perfect recovery drink after a hard workout.
Contains 60 beneficial enzymes.
High in Anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, including Conjugated Linoleic acid & butyrate, known for their powerful anti-inflammatory effects, promoting weight-loss, regulating insulin & improving gut health and immune function.
Raw Milk is a living Food and contains beneficial bacteria with amazing self-protective properties. Raw milk can be fermented into kefir or yogurt to help heal your gut.
Raw Milk Quality and Safety and Dairy Herd health.
Is this Raw Milk Safe?
In our opinion, Raw Milk is a very safe food however, Raw Milk has not been pasteurized and must be produced carefully in order to reduce the risk of contaminating it with unwanted pathogens (E coli, for example). We use proven methods to reduce the risk of milk contamination. It is important to remember that no food safety plan is 100% fail-proof. However, good practices do reduce the risk of food-borne illness, but they cannot eliminate it. Anyone who wishes to drink Raw Milk should make an informed choice.
Our Cows are Milked twice a day in the milking parlor.
We use a nupluse milking machine.
Our milker is washed and sterilized before each milk.
Our cow's udders and teats are washed and dipped with teat dip and dried before attaching the milker.
After Milking the milk is filtered, bottled, and rapidly chilled to ensure safety and quality!
Our Milked is tested monthly for pathogenic bacteria and quality. Test results are available below.
Our Milking Procedures
Meet The Cows.
Martina is our first A2 Jeresy cow. She moved from Iowa to Colorado to join our diary.
Martina is a sweet cow who loves attention and is always the first to come to the milk Parlor!
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Freya came to us from Erda Utah. She is the sassy cow or herd. She is always mischievous and exuberant often running and bouncing into the milk parlor!
Destiny is also from Erda Utah. She is a shy and quiet cow. When she came here, she was skeptical of humans but with time she has bloomed into a kind quiet cow.