Excerpt from Milk, Cheese, and Butter: A Practical Handbook on Their Properties and the Processes of Their Production, Including a Chapter on Cream and the Methods of Its Separation From Milk
Dairy-farmer or the Dairyman, neither of whom is necessarily a maker of cheese or butter. For this apt and comprehensive term we are indebted to Dr. F. T. Bond, of Gloucester, who has laid the community under far greater obligations by organising the first British Dairy Conference, as well as by personal research and enthusiasm in the spread of knowledge.
Now that his rivals of America and the Continent are pressing on eagerly and persistently to the attainment of the best methods, it is more than ever necessary that the British Dairyer should master his art. This cannot be done without a thorough study of milk - its composition, character, and capabilities, and the inﬂuences to which these are subject - as a preliminary to careful study and observation of the processes by which cream, butter, and cheese are obtained from the milk. And with this there must be unwearying endeavour after perfection in the actual work of the dairy. Unless the theory of his art be understood, the Dairyer will either repeat the same procedure day by day without reference to changing con ditions which may upset his methods; or he will alter his methods blindly, following (it may be) mere convenience only, or taking up with practices which are inconsistent with the system or conditions under which he has to work.
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