Welcome ladies and gentleman to the main event of the week! In the category of Culinary Boxing here at Chef’s Mandala, we have weighing in at 205 pounds from the China, please welcome sheep’s milk! Her opponent, weighing in at 1,299 pounds from the U.S.A., please welcome cow’s milk!
LET’S GET READY TO RRRRR…….HAVE A SPIRITED DEBATE ON FOOD!!!
In the Red Corner – SHEEP’S MILK
So sheep’s milk’s claim to fame is having a high amount of nucleotides (building blocks of D.N.A.) which reduces cancer risk. Being rich in Vitamin A and E also helps your immune system, and sheep’s milk is lower in cholesterol. Like with goats, dairy from sheep are made up of less sugar and smaller fat globules making it easier to digest. And sheep is far creamier then cow or goat’s milk (double the butterfat) which is why they make such succulent yogurt and cheese! Unlike cows though, sheep are very skittish and more difficult to milk.
In the Blue Corner – COW’S MILK
Our reigning champion cow’s milk just overwhelms opponents in every sense of the word. Easily weighing up to a ton, each creature is a walking dairy and steakhouse all wrapped up together. American recipes like ice cream have only increased the demand for the female’s luscious yellow-white (depending on how much of its’ diet is grass) milk. And when this dairy source runs dry, large corporations all over the world have dedicated mausoleums to them – they’re called fast-food restaurants. While cow’s milk has become somewhat notorious in this day and age, don’t forget the health benefits it offers by delivering key vitamins, nutrients, fats, and carbohydrates as well as its’ antimicrobial properties!
- The Play-By-Play
The bell rings, and sheep’s milk is so nervous it runs around the ring like mad. By the time cow’s milk has ambled to the center of the ring, sheep’s milk has already jumped the ropes, knocked over a row of spectators, and fled the ring bleating in terror!
AND THE WINNER IS….
Well, how much money do you have? Sheep’s milk is more expensive then cow’s milk, but is better suited for lactose intolerant or people looking for a rich, delicious flavor. And it doesn’t have the tang that has tarnished goat milk’s reputation! But cow’s milk is the more affordable and mainstream of the two. And for those with children, unless you raise your kids on sheep like Tarzan was on monkey milk, good luck making the transition!