Hello! If my title doesn't give it away, I'm a newbie to the herd My partner and I just got two Alpine nannies (one is a first freshener and got milked for the first time today). So, the first time I milked her was this morning. She hadn't been emptied or anything since sometime yesterday; she was nursing a few kids from her herd. So, the goal for the morning was to get her used to the milking process (remind me to tell you that story later) and I didn't bother trying to collect any of it. Tonight, however, I got about a quart. My partner and his friend brought it inside and tasted it (too brave for me). It looked really thick--I mean THICK--and then we just stuck it in the freezer. What's one to do with the milk to make it drinkable? Yes, I know some of the braver bunch opt to drink it raw, but I'm too much of a wuss for it. I started looking at pasteurization and filtering, and I don't know the difference between the two! My ultimate goal is to have milk I can cook with and that my friends will want (no, not selling it), make butter, cheese, and soaps. I'll be doing everything from home, and would rather not purchase any fancy equipment. I have a gas stove and an eager mind. Okay, I'm ready to be learned!