Food Commodities: Dairy

This lesson was contributed by:

Charlene Mifsud

Lesson Duration:

90 mins.

What should you expect from this lesson?

Throughout this lesson you will learn about the production of milk, the different types of milk available as well as substitutes to dairy milk. You will also learn about the different uses of dairy products.

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How to carry out this lesson at home:

Step 1: Introduction to dairy farming. Follow the power point presentation ‘Introduction to Dairy Farming’ from the resources section to learn about milk and the methods used to milk cows.

Step 2: Watch this video clip ‘Benna Fresh Milk – Farm Journey’ to widen your knowledge about the steps that Maltese farmers follow to rear cows and the method used for the milking process.

Video Clip: Benna Fresh Milk

Step 3: Different types of milk – Follow the power point presentation ‘Food Commodities – Dairy’ to learn more about the different types of milk as well as substitutes to dairy milk.

Step 4: The production of milk: Watch this video clip to become aware about the production of milk in Malta.

Video Clip: The Production of Milk

Task 1: Milk for different needs: Complete the worksheet ‘Milk for Different Needs’ by identifying the most appropriate type pf milk that should be used for the given situations.

Step 5: Cheese production: Follow this power point presentation to learn more about the production of cheese

Task 2: After following the power point presentation about cheese production work out the worksheet ‘Dairy Farming – Cheese Production’

Step 6: Interesting uses of milk – Learn more about other uses of milk by watching the video clip ‘How to Use Milk for Glowing Skin’

Video Clip: How to Use Milk for Glowing Skin

Task 3: Find a variety of recipes in which milk or dairy products are used as a main ingredient. Creme Brulee is one example. Learn how to do it by watching the video clip named ‘Creme Brulee’

Extra read: ‘Milk and Dairy Foods’

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