In the Crain’s Cleveland Business, the owner Adrian Bota is presented like northeast Ohio entrepreneur who launched Origin Milk Company, which offers a new kind of milk that the company says “is naturally higher in Vitamins A and D and contains more protein than almost all other conventional and organic milk.”
The decision to establish Origin Milk Company was taken when he visited an organic farm in
Wilmot, Ohio, from which buy milk to produce yogurt for Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt.
“When I started (Piccadilly), I always wanted to source locally,” Bota said. “I knew about Guernsey cows, but I couldn’t find them in Ohio. Then one day I asked the owners, ‘What are these cows?’ and they said, ‘Oh, they’re Guernseys.”
Guernseys, which represent a small percentage of cows in the United States, are known to produce the highest percentage of A2 milk of all types of dairy cattle. The milk contains only the A2 type of beta-casein protein rather than the more common A1 protein found in regular milk.
About 95% of milk produced worldwide contains the A1 protein, which is considered a mutation from its original composition. Over time, milk’s genetic makeup changed due to natural changes and human intervention, and A2 milk became much less common. Besides being healthier, some people who have trouble drinking regular milk may have an easier digestion with A2 milk. “Scientists think some people who are considered lactose-intolerant may actually be intolerant of A1 and the homogenization process”, said Adrian Bota.
Origin’s A2 milk has a yellow color and a rich, creamy taste. The company also offers half-gallons of chocolate milk, whole milk, 2% milk, goat milk, half-and-half, heavy cream and butter.
Origin Milk is currently on the shelves at Heinen’s, Market District, Constantino’s and the Grocery in Ohio City, and will soon hit other stores, too.
The entire article can be found at : Crain’s Cleveland Business