Milk from the Jersey cows has a well deserved reputation for its great taste, consistency and higher vitamin content. It originates from the Jersey cow, a British breed of small dairy cattle from Jersey in the Channel Islands. You can spot this friendly breed with their golden colouring and pretty dark eyes if you explore the island. This is a truly British cow whose ancestry can be traced back to the original Jersey Herd Book, founded in 1863 by the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society. It is only a small breed with around 30 herds and an estimated 3,000 cows, but they make one of the best milks.
And if the taste alone isn't enough!
Let us tell you about all the health benefits of this awesome milk. Milk is about the best source of calcium and an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin A, E and D, magnesium and potassium. But milk from Jersey cows is even better! It has a higher protein content and is naturally higher in nutrients and vitamins. On average Jersey milk has 20% more calcium and 18% more protein than most other milks. And because these pretty cows graze on the island’s lush green landscape their milk contains more omega-3’s and beneficial fatty acids than milk from pasture-fed cows. In fact, Jersey milk is even often better tolerated by lactose intolerant people because it mostly contains ‘A2’ protein which is easier on our digestive system. We know, just the right excuse to come to Bears and have that ice cream, right?