Wright Dairy in Alexandria, ALSaturday, December 10, 2005
Wright Dairy in Alexandria, AL (close to Anniston) has *the* most delicious milk and buttermilk - anywhere!
The milk has been pasteurized but not homogenized, so the milk has to be given some good shakes before you lift the cap on the jug (because it still has some of the cream inside)....and the buttermilk tastes sooooo good - more smooth and less acidic than some of other brands.
BTW, if you're not wild about drinking buttermilk, try it when cooking baked goods, like pies - it leaves this really nice flavor that isn't buttermilk-y but is really nice.
Here are some pics:
Above: they sell not only their own dairy products (incl. ice cream), but also Amish cheese, butter, preserves, and candy.
Above: here's the dairy building. They have a drive-up window so you don't even have to step inside if you don't want to.
Above: one of the holding tanks. They milk the cows at about 4pm each day.
...and here are the cows - mostly Holsteins.
The dairy store is open from 9am-5pm during the winter, and until 6pm in the summer. They also have Saturday hours of 8am-5pm.
I don't mean to go on and on about their dairy, but there really is a difference between what they have and what you might be getting at your grocery store - so if you can, give it a try.