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our most frequently asked questions

Should you have a question that’s not addressed, please feel free to contact us directly.

Company

Is Barambah Organics Australian owned?

Barambah Organics is Australian owned with the shareholders being Ian and Jane Campbell and Tanarra, an Australian investment company which sources funds from Queensland super institutions.

Can I buy Barambah Organics products in supermarkets?

Our products are available in retailers throughout Australia. To find your nearest stockists, please visit our ‘where to buy’ page.

Is your packaging sustainable?

We are committed to sustainability – It is central to all that we do at Barambah Organics. We encourage biodiversity, land regeneration, and promote animal welfare. We are continually exploring ways to reduce our consumption of virgin plastic. All our packaging is recyclable. We also have Full Cream Milk available in a glass bottle.

Why are organic products generally more expensive?

We don’t use fertilisers or herbicides on our pastures, which means our cows enjoy a diet rich in natural grasses, legumes and herbs. This process is central to what we do but it does mean our costs of production are higher than non-organic dairy producers.

Are your products halal certified?

Our products are not Halal certified.

Are your products kosher certified?

Our products are not Kosher certified.

Are your products suitable for vegetarians?

Our products are suitable for Vegetarians (based on the simplest definition of Vegetarian).

I bought one your products from a store and it had a defect. What should I do?

Please send a message via Facebook Messenger to Barambah Organics and we’ll be happy to assist in resolving your complaint.

Farm

How many dairy cows produce Barambah products?

We have about 1,000 cows at our 3 farms. These numbers do fluctuate as we have calves join our herds or cows die of old age.

What do the cows eat and what difference does this make?

Our cows eat all-natural products. They mainly eat grass either straight from the paddocks or silage that we store. If we have water issues through lack of rain, we feed our cows with organic grain.

How does organic farming differ to conventional farming?

We don’t use any chemicals in our farming and our cows have a lot more space than conventional farms. We also regenerate the land as it's farmed and tread carefully on it.

What impact does being organic make to your products?

They are natural, chemical-free and farmed with the most care to the environment and the cows. They have a better natural taste.

When are the calves separated from their mothers?

Each calf is different and needs to be individually assessed and monitored after birth. Some calves are completely abandoned by their mothers and human intervention is required earlier so that the calf receives its much-needed colostrum, much like human babies. The calf is not separated from its mother until it is fit and healthy.

Milk

Is Barambah Organic milk pasteurised?

Barambah Organic milk is pasteurised to remove all harmful bacteria.

What’s the difference between homogenised and non-homogenised milk and which is better for me?

Homogenisation is a mechanical process that breaks the fat molecules into smaller sizes so they can remain evenly suspended in the milk and not joined together to form a layer of fat (cream) that rises to the top. This process does not affect the quality of the milk but rather the taste as the top layer of the milk will taste creamier compared to the lower layer.

Can your milk be frozen?

Yes, milk can be frozen but:

  • Ensure you only freeze milk that is within it’s use-by date.
  • Milk will expand when frozen, so ensure you use slightly larger containers.
  • Milk may turn slightly yellow when frozen.
  • Thaw frozen milk in the fridge or cold water, but never in the microwave.
  • Use thawed milk within a couple of days.

Yoghurt

Are your yoghurts gluten-free?

Yes, Barambah Organic yoghurts are gluten-free as no wheat or gluten products are used in their manufacture.

Is Barambah Organic yoghurt made with pasteurised milk?

Yes, Barambah Organic yoghurt is made from pasteurised milk.

Can your yoghurt be frozen?

Yes, our yoghurt can be frozen but:

  • Yoghurt will expand when frozen so ensure you use slightly larger containers.
  • Thaw frozen yoghurt in the fridge or cold water, but not in the microwave.
  • Freezing will affect the texture and taste slightly. Generally, the taste will deteriorate the longer you freeze.
  • Freezing only slightly reduces the probiotic health benefits as most of the culture bacteria can survive the freezing and thawing process.

Cheese

Are there any by-products when manufacturing cheese?

Whey.

Is your cheese suitable for freezing?

Yes, our cheese is suitable for freezing but:

  • Freezing affects the texture of the cheese and can result in a more grainy, crumbly or powdery cheese after being thawed.
  • Thawed cheese is better used in cooking than as a table cheese.
  • Try and freeze in the form that you want to use after thawing, e.g. if you are going to use it as shredded cheese, freeze as shredded cheese.
  • For freezing shredded cheese, adding a little corn starch or flour will reduce the shreds from clumping together during freezing.
  • When freezing, use a strong freezer bag and try and get as much air out of the bag before sealing.
  • Try not to freeze too large an amount of cheese in a bag.
  • Only thaw frozen cheese in the fridge.
  • Cheddar cheese freezes better and feta and Labneh cheeses. For any cheeses in brine or liquid, ensure the liquid is drained off and the cheese patted dry before freezing.

Is your cheese gluten-free?

Yes, Barambah Organic cheeses are gluten-free as no wheat or gluten products are used in their manufacture.