It’s Februdairy, the month someone has designated to celebrate all things dairy.
A jug of milk always sat on the table during meals when I was a child and my brothers and I were allowed to make thick shakes with frozen milk at the weekends.
Those were the days when we were exhorted to buy a bigger block of cheese which then meant cheddar. Now we have a much bigger variety of cheese and other dairy products to choose from including yoghurt which I don’t remember seeing, or tasting, until I was in my teens.
Dairy isn’t important in New Zealand only as a food, it’s also a major contributor to our economy. The milk, butter, cheese and other dairy products we sell help us to pay for imports which support our first-world lifestyles.
There’s lots to celebrate in Februdairy and I’m grateful for it all.