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Our top 5 Mare’s Milk recipes for your family

Milk can be found in many recipes. It gives a creamy consistency, can be used to bind ingredients and adds its own unique flavour. In the same way that cows milk can be used in the kitchen, so can mares milk. Although more watery in it’s consistency, there are still many ways the budding chef can utilise the nutty tones to create delicious dishes. Read on to discover our top 5 horse milk recipes.

Banana ‘Ice Cream’

Quick and easy to make, it’s really easy to whip up a batch of banana ice cream during the warmer months. Simply blend ½ of a frozen banana with 1oz or horse milk – or adjust the quantities to suit your needs. You can also use spices such as cinnamon for additional flavour. This healthy treat can be served immediately or frozen for later and is ideal for the entire family.

Pancakes

Looking for a special breakfast treat? Mares milk pancakes are fluffy and can be flavoured with banana for an additional sweetness. All you need to do is blend 1 banana, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons of butter and 1 cup of mare’s milk together in a mixing bowl. Separately, whisk 1 cup of flour, ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Combine the wet and dry ingredients to a slightly lumpy consistency. This can then be fried off for a few minutes each side. Drizzle with honey, mashed banana or sugar and enjoy hot!

Soups

There are many different soup recipes that call for milk – all you need to do is substitute cow’s milk for horse milk. Our favourite is broccoli and cheddar cheese soup. Fry off onion and carrot before stirring in garlic too. Add a dash of flour to the pan before adding mustard, nutmeg, a bay leaf and seasoning. Pour in 2 cups of mare’s milk and bring to a simmer. Once thickened, add broccoli and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in grated cheese to taste. Perfect for those cold mornings!

Cake

Everyone loves a sweet treat and mares milk has its own particular sweetness. It can be used to make a variety of cakes but the one we’ll mention here is hot milk cake. With just eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, butter and 1 – ¼ cups of mares milk you can create a classic treat for every member of the family.

Chicken

Hear us out with this final one. Milk is the perfect poaching liquid for chicken, making it succulent and fragrant. There are many recipes out there for milk-cooked chicken, including this one from Jamie Oliver. Simply substitute cows milk for mares milk for an entirely unique flavour.

We’d love to know how you’ve used mares milk to create dishes for your family. If you need any information about our organic horse milk, please get in touch with the team here today.

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How do you become a master cheesemaker?

Cheesemaking dates as far back as 5500 BCE and continues to be just as important to our economy today. Not only does it take a significant level of skill but the best cheesemakers train for many years to hone their skills. Here at Mares Milk, we are fortunate enough to have a Master Cheesemaker in our Combe Hay Farm who produces the most delicious cheeses for you. In this blog today, we’ll discuss what goes into becoming a cheesemaker so you can fully appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into our products.

How is cheese made?

All cheeses are made in largely the same way – by curdling milk. This removes excess water and splits the curd and whey. The mare’s milk is heated and combined with a specialist rennet which allows the proteins to form the curd.

The curds are then separated through a process called ‘cutting’. This releases the whey from the curd and dictates how hard the final cheese will be. It is then placed into moulds and pressed to change the texture of the cheese.

Our process is largely the same as traditional methods. The main difference, of course, is that we use mares milk as opposed to traditional cows.

What goes into becoming a master cheesemaker?

Our Master Cheesemaker is a true expert in their field. And to become a ‘Master’ of cheesemaking, it is vital that he understands everything there is to know about cheese. To make this title, craftsmen need to have many years of experience. They will have racked up a specific number of hours of apprenticeship training under the guidance of an existing master cheesemaker. This provides them with a practical understanding and expertise on the methods and techniques they will use throughout their professional career.

Alongside experience, it is vital that master cheesemakers have educational knowledge of important processes. This includes areas such as Dairy Sanitization and Milk Pasteurization. Master Cheesemakers will hold university-level qualifications in these areas, ensuring they’re ready to tackle any situation.

Mares Milk are proud to have such a skilled and experienced individual as part of our team. It ensures that you receive the finest cheeses with unique hints of hazelnut and watermelon. If you have any questions about our mare’s milk cheese of the team here at Mares Milk, please feel free to get in contact today.

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The many health benefits of Mares Milk

In our modern world, we are forever becoming more aware of the true nutritional needs of our bodies. For this reason, various staple items in traditional diets have now become defunct – tossed aside for more nutritional alternatives. Here is where Mares Milk comes into play. Offering a whole host of benefits, it is swiftly becoming the new health trend and there are many reasons why. In today’s blog post, we look at these health benefits and the reasons why Mares Milk may make it on to your weekly grocery list very soon.

Easy To Digest

One of the main benefits of mare’s milk is how easy it is digested through the human system. This is largely due to low quantities of casein. These proteins are soluble when found in milk. However, as soon as they reach our stomachs, they change into curds. Our stomach enzymes find these curds hard to digest which slows down the entire process and can cause discomfort. Horse milk is gentle on digestion and can help to reduce symptoms such as bloating, constipation and indigestion. The minimal casein quantities also makes mares milk an ideal alternative for children with certain liver components.

Vitamin Dense

Mares milk is very rich in vitamins. These include:

  • Vitamin A – Important for healthy vision, immune systems and good bone health.
  • Vitamin B1 – Prevents complications in nervous system, muscles, heath and intestines.
  • Vitamin B2 – Helps maintain a good energy rate by breaking down proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
  • Vitamin B6 – Promotes good brain health and blood flow
  • Vitamin B12 – Keeps nerves and blood cells healthy
  • Vitamin C – Vital for growth, development and repair of tissue
  • Vitamin K – Important for blood clotting and bone metabolism

All of the vitamins listed above are vital for optimal health.

Mineral Dense

On the same front, Mares Milk is full of beneficial minerals. These are combined to help treat a number of health conditions. Some of the minerals found include:

  • Potassium – Can help to reduce high blood pressure and the severity of anxiety and stress. Equally, potassium supports muscle strength and key functions in the nervous system.
  • Iron – Is most known for its impact on energy but also plays a key role in our immune system, gastro functions and temperature regulation.
  • Calcium – Most important for maintaining strong bones. Also important for the healthy use of our heart, muscles and nervous system.
  • Phosphorous – Plays an important role in how our body makes use of fats and carbohydrates.

Low Calorie

Mares milk has approximately half the number of calories in comparison to cow’s milk. For people monitoring their cholesterol levels, it is a highly suitable option.

Kind to Skin

Another common reason why people choose to swap to mares milk is the benefits it has shown for those suffering from eczema and psoriasis. It has an enzyme called lysozyme which has antimicrobial benefits for humans. Alongside this, the amino acid serine is recognised for skin hydration alongside cystine which provides additional sulfur. Long term consumption has been shown to relieve symptoms. And, mares milk also helps the body promote the production of collagen.

If you would like more information about mares milk, please get in contact today and we will be happy to help.

An Introductory Guide to Mares Milk
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Mares Milk – The ever-popular health trend you need to know about

Mares Milk. The topic that’s floating around the health industry at the moment. So, what is it? And, do you need to introduce it into your everyday life? This blog post will explain everything you need to know about this new and emerging health trend.

What is Mares Milk?

As a cow’s milk alternative, mares milk has been drawn from a female horse. It is secreted during lactation and originally created to feed newborn foals. Similar to breast milk, it has a host of benefits that ensure a baby horse grows up strong and healthy. And, for many of these reasons, it has become the new hot topic health alternative out there.

What are the main benefits of Mares Milk?

Horse milk is rich in a number of proteins, fatty acids and vitamins. It is an entirely organic product with potassium, iron, calcium and phosphorous derived naturally. Some of the main health benefits noted:

  • Aid and soothe digestion
  • Improve bone health
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Alleviates chronic skin conditions including eczema
  • Promotes the production of collagen
  • Aids in the maintenance of bones, teeth, cartilage, tendons and skin
  • A suitable alternative to cows milk

Although a lesser-known option, mares milk can be used for those with milk intolerances – whether caused by lactose or proteins. And, it has even been noted as suitable for baby’s as an alternative to breast milk.

What is Mares Milk used for?

Horse milk can be used in a variety of different products. You’ll find the basic milk available to drink or use in recipes. It can be turned into cheese using specific rennet and also has its place within the cosmetics industry. Body lotions, bath foams and hair shampoos can all be formulated using mares milk and come with nourishing benefits.

Here at Mares Milk, we are the world’s first 100% organic manufacturer of mares milk cheeses and milk-based products. Our Combe Hay farm is located near Bath and allows us to optimise on the techniques used by the Botai people in the Mongolian steppe. If you have any questions about Mares Milk, the process we use or any of the products available on our website, get in contact with the team here today.

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Keeping your skin supple and nourished in Winter

The cold weather doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast. And, when it comes to skincare, this sort of harsh weather can cause significant damage. It’s important that children and adults alike understand the best ways to maintain your skin, both in Winter and when colder chills arrive. In this blog, we’ll give you our top tips for keeping your skin supple and nourished.

    1. Mares Milk

We couldn’t talk about skincare without mentioning the researched benefits of mares milk. Using the purest form of horse milk can infuse your skin with many vitamins. These promote cell renewal, improve the elasticity of your skin and can ward away inflammation. They are entirely suited to more sensitive skin tones and have been used for chronic conditions including eczema and psoriasis. There are a wide range of mares milk cosmetic products available including Face Lotions, Cleansing Creams and all-over Body Lotions.

    2. Limit exposure to water

We all know how relaxing a hot shower is – especially when it’s freezing outside. But one of the worst things you can do is expose your skin to too much water when the temperature drops. Opt for lukewarm water and minimise the length of your showers. Research estimates a 5 minute shower or bath is best in this instance. Research has shown that cooler water and hand soap is still as effective at killing germs and will be less irritating on the skin.

    3. Eliminate perfumes from your routine

Try to avoid lotions and perfumes that cause any degree of irritation. These can dry out the skin, causing it to become itchy and broken. Fragrance-free alternatives are ideal and won’t draw as much moisture away from the skin. Equally, using too much and focus on the idea that less is more.

    4. Moisturise

Make sure to keep up with a regular moisturising routine. After washing your hands, doing the washing up or just midway through the day. Moisturizing is designed to nourish your skin and return hydration so it’s vital you make it a priority. For hands, pop gloves on straight after creaming to keep them supple at all times.

    5. Wear sunscreen

Sun cream isn’t only for Summer. You are still exposed to sun rays on cloudy days – remember UV rays can penetrate through clouds. And, on the brightest Winter days, your sun exposure could rise to as high at 80%. You should use a moisturising sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 15% every single day.

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Understanding milk intolerance

In this modern age, we’re becoming more and more aware of our dietary needs. Access to the Internet affords us the opportunity to better understand the foods that may be causing us discomfort. And as a result, more and more people are recognising that they have a milk intolerance. In fact, 1 in 5 households have now swapped to a dairy-free alternative. But, what does this actually mean? And can you still enjoy a full and enjoyable diet with one? This blog post will explore all of these questions.

What is a milk intolerance?

Otherwise known as lactose intolerance, milk intolerance is when your body struggles to digest lactose. This sugar is largely found in milk and other dairy products. Commonly, sufferers find that symptoms show within a few hours of consuming foods containing lactose. These range from stomach cramps and pains through to nausea and diarrhoea. And, the symptoms can range from subtle through to excruciating.
The severity of milk intolerance largely depends on the amount of lactose that is consumed. Many people who suffer with them find that they can eat small amounts while tolerating the symptoms. Others choose to completely eliminate dairy from their diets.

Do all milks have lactose in them?

Primarily, you will find lactose in most animal-based milk. This includes both cows milk and mares milk. And, mares milk has been shown to have slightly more lactose than traditional types. Although this may mean that sufferers still experience symptoms, research has shown that it is a safe substitution for many children with allergies to cow’s milk.

What benefits does mares milk have for those with intolerances?

Mares milk is noted as being very similar to human breast milk. This makes it easy to digest. For children, in particular, it can be a suitable alternative to cow’s milk. One study shows it to be a good substitute for children with severe IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy.

Here at Mare’s Milk, we have extensive experience in the production of 100% organic British cheese and mares milk-based products. In doing so, we hope to advance the health and welfare of Britain’s mares while creating products that will benefit all of our customers. Get in contact with the team here today who will be happy to advise on how you can use mares milk to manage your intolerances.

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Combe Hay Farm and Bath

Mare’s Milk is based at our Combe Hay Farm near Bath, and we are very proud to say that we produce 100% organic Mare’s Milk right on the farm! Combe Hay Farm is surrounded by miles and miles of fields. We are sandwiched between the English Combe and Ingles Batch. We are also located approximately 20 minutes away from Bath in a car, or if you are feeling brave, 1 hour and 17 minutes away on foot!

We thought we would create a blog post discussing the features of Combe Hay Farm and Bath since it is so close to where we are located.

Roam-free

With so many acres of land, you can be rest assured that our mares are able to roam freely around our land. We also aim to advance the health, welfare and awareness of our mares through innovation and technology. Mare’s milk is a gift from Mother Nature, so we understand that we must care for these horses.

Our mares can roam around the land, resting, strutting or simply enjoying their time, thanks to the location at Combe Hay Farm.

On the way

Bath is approximately twenty minutes from Combe Hay Farm, but along the way, you will find interesting places to visit. For example, The Red Lion public house offers outdoor seating and offers food and drinks for you to enjoy. There is also a golf course on the way called Entry Hill Golf Course.

There is also Alexandra Park, which is nestled between a school and buildings.

Bath

Bath is a stunning town set in the countryside of Southwest England. It is known for its natural hot springs, however, this town has more than simply the springs to offer its visitors.

Bath is only twenty minutes away from our location and is filled with so many activities, events and stunning landmarks that you need to see. To name a few attractions, there is the Victoria Art Gallery, The Egg Theatre, The Jane Austen Centre and the Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

We strongly believe that Bath has something for everyone, well, maybe not our horses. Instead, they will stay to enjoy the wonders that Combe Hay Farm has to offer.

We are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful acres of land!

Check us out

If you are interested in our story or anything else we have to offer, check out our main page today.

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How Do You Milk A Horse?

For over 5,000 years mares have been cultivated for their milk. We know this began with the Botai people on the Mongolian steppe. With so many health benefits, it is surprising that it has taken the UK so long to reap the rewards of mare’s milk.

We are the first and only producer of Mare’s Milk in the UK, so we are able to bring all the health benefits to you! Here at Combe Hay, we have come across a very popular question, ‘how do you milk a horse?’ Today we want to answer this question for you, along with a few others you might have.

When is it produced?

Mare’s milk is produced during lactation to feed the horses foal.

How do you milk a horse?

When milking a horse, the foal is kept close by as we strongly believe in the welfare of our horses and separating the foal from its mother would just cause unwanted stress. We believe that Mares milk is a gift from Mother Nature, so we aim to care for the health and welfare of our British mares.

Typically, the foal is kept near the mother while the horse gets milked gently, similarly to a cow. Horses are milked through a gentle milking motion.

The horse and foal are then free to roam around to their heart’s content.

Mares milk taste test

We also get asked a lot about what mare’s milk tastes like and the answer is simple. Mare’s milk tastes very similar to human milk and is sweeter than cow’s milk.

Why we drink mare’s milk

Mare’s milk is jam-packed with health benefits as it has high levels of iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Plus, it tastes amazing!

Contact us today

If you have any questions about any of our products, services or Mare’s milk in general, feel free to contact a member of our dedicated team today. We are always on hand to answer any questions you might have.

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Five Cosmetics products offered by Mares Milk

Mares Milk contains the purest form of horse milk, which can deliver so many benefits to all skin types. Our skincare and haircare products have been formulated so that they are suitable for even the most sensitive skin types.

We thought we would take a moment to introduce you to five of the cosmetic products offered by Mares Milk. Of course, we have more than five, however, we thought we would ease you into the world of Mares Milk cosmetics.

Body Lotion

Let’s start off our list with our amazing body lotion. This mild body lotion has been crafted from pure horse milk and a combination of gentle ingredients. Body lotion makes an amazing gift for any occasion, especially since this body lotion is suitable for everyone, from young to old.

Cleansing Cream

If you are looking for a product that can remove make-up or impurities, without upsetting the natural balance of your skin, this is the cleansing cream for you. This cleansing cream will make your skin feeling fresh and healthy again.

Face Lotion

Treat your face like royalty with a bottle of our refreshing face lotion. This lotion will refresh your face and have you glowing in no time at all. This lotion would make a great gift, even if the recipient is you!

Bath Foam

Sit back and relax in a bath filled with our specially made bath foam. Let your worries wash away as you sit back and enjoy the feeling of your skin being washed by a bottle of our bath foam. This foam also works to protect the natural and protective layer of the skin.

Hair Shampoo and Conditioner

The first four products look after your body, so now it’s time to look after your hair. Luckily, we have the right bottles for you. Our hair shampoo and hair conditioner consists of a mild composition as well as naturally pure horse milk.

The best thing, we find, is that our hair shampoo and hair conditioner is suitable for all hair types.

Wait, there’s more!

Do not worry if the listed five products do not take your fancy, we have a whole lot more cosmetics available. Check out our entire collection day as they are all high-quality products that have been derived from horse milk.

An Introductory Guide to Mares Milk
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What you need to know about Mare’s Milk

When it comes to milk there are so many options to choose from including the cow’s milk, almond milk, and oat milk and of course Mare’s Milk. Most of you might not be aware that Mare’s Milk was an option, but it actually has an extensive list of health benefits that far exceed cow’s milk.

There are a lot of misconceptions about Mare’s Milk though, so we thought we would address those questions here.

Is Mare’s Milk safe for humans?

Mare’s Milk is actually very similar to human milk and some women who cannot breastfeed their babies, for whatever reason, have been advised to use Mare’s Milk instead.

Are foals separated from the horse like a calf from a cow?

Absolutely not! The mares are not separated from their foals, in fact in order to obtain milk from a mare, they have to like you. If we took the foal away, this would be a step in the wrong direction.

What can you use Mare’s Milk for?

As mentioned, Mare’s Milk has so many nutritional and digestive benefits. Personally, we have used Mare’s Milk in our cheese, cosmetics and health care. In terms of cosmetics, Mare’s Milk can benefit your hands, hair and skin.

You can make cheese with Mare’s Milk?

That’s right, we produce Mare’s Milk cheese and it is a rich and high-quality product that is jam-packed with health benefits. Plus, it is a mouth-watering taste that will tantalise your taste buds. You know you want to try some, so here is the link to some delicious cheese. Fresh and tender, you will be surprised at the texture and taste.

Where do you produce Mare’s Milk?

Mare’s Milk is extremely popular in Europe and Asia, as they have realised the extensive healing properties it provides, however, we are located in the UK. Actually, we are the first and only producer of Mare’s Milk in the UK. We are based upon our Combe Hay farm in Somerset.

How are the horses treated?

Our mission is to advance the welfare, health and awareness of British mare’s. We understand that Mare’s Milk is a gift from Mother Nature, so we value the relationship between humans and horses.

If you have any questions that you would like us to address, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.