Theoretically, pig’s milk should make great cheese. It’s got the fat (8.5%!), lactose and water as needed.
But they only produce a gallon and a half of milk per day (as opposed to cows that give about eight). It takes a gallon of milk to make a pound of cheese. And then, pigs can’t become pregnant while they’re lactating; an economic downside.
But the real problem? Pigs have fourteen teats – yes 14! – as opposed to four for a cow and two for goats or sheep.
And milk only comes out in fifteen second blasts (as opposed to 10 minutes for a cow).
So a fancy contraption that works in fifteen second intervals with fourteen attachments would need to be designed for a very small amount of milk.
There might be other cultural or religious reasons that pig’s milk and cheese haven’t made our breakfast table, but the conclusion is clear: Let’s leave that precious milk for the little piggies.
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