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Tuscan Milk: For That Price, It Better Be Made with Real Tuscans
by Jim Ridley
Nashville Scene, Fun and Games
May, 14 2009

tuscan-200Mail-order groceries have always made me a little leery–especially when perishables such as dairy products are involved. But now you can get the great taste of farm fresh milk delivered to your door with the customer satisfaction you expect from…for the low, low price of $2,500. [Editor’s note: At press time, the price has been lowered to $999.99]

This testimonial should seal the deal:

One should not be intimidated by Tuscan Whole Milk. Nor should one prejudge, despite the fact that Tuscan is non-vintage and comes in such large containers. Do not be fooled: this is not a jug milk. I always find it important to taste milk using high-quality stemware — this is milk deserving of something better than a Flintstones plastic tumbler. One should pour just a small dollop and swirl it in the glass — note the coating and look for clots or discoloration. And the color — it should be opaque, and very, very white. Now, immerse your nose in the glass and take a whiff. Tuscan transports you instantly to scenic hill towns in central Italy (is that Montepulciano I detect?) — there is the loamy clay, the green grass of summer days, the towering cypress. And those gentle hints of Italian flowers — wild orchids, sunflowers, poppies. Then, one takes in the thick liquid and lets it roll across and under the tongue — what is that? perhaps a hint of a nutty Edam cheese? (more…)