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  • General

    • Does Stirling Milk contain any artificial growth hormones, antibiotics or preservatives?

      Stirling Milk does not contain preservatives. In Canada, the use of artificial growth hormones is prohibited for dairy cows and antibiotic use must comply with Canadian law. Milk supply safety and quality regulations are very strict and include provisions for farm and dairy processing plant inspections and testing.

    • Are Stirling’s products nut and peanut free?

      Yes – Stirling’s products are all nut and peanut free. Our products are all produced on manufacturing lines that are free from nuts and peanuts.

    • Are Stirling’s products gluten-free?

      Yes – all of Stirling’s products are gluten-free. Our production facilities are also free of gluten.

    • Are Stirling products made from pasteurized milk?

      Although pasteurization is carried out at different stages, depending on the product, it is a step in the manufacturing process of every dairy product.

    • Where can I get Stirling products coupons?

      We are committed to providing quality products at the best possible prices. We will continue to provide consumer coupons from time to time either directly on our specially marked product packages, through distribution in stores, or shared on Gay Lea Food’s Newsletter and Facebook page. Unfortunately, we do not generate coupons directly from our office.

  • Butter

    • How to read Butter code?

      The code date is the manufacture date in Julian calendar format represented by a combination of five digits (i.e. C3557). The first alphabetical letter represents the silo the cream was stored in. The next three numbers represent the day of the year. The fourth number represents the year. I.e. B0557 B – Tank B, 055th day (February 24th), 7 is 2017

    • What is the difference between Canadian and European butterfat content?

      Butterfat in Canada is normally 80% and in most European countries it is 82%. However, we have a Stirling Churn 84 Butter, as you can tell from the name, contains 84% butterfat.

    • What type of butter do you recommend for baking – salted or unsalted?

      Unsalted is better for baking as the salt in our Salted Stirling Butter can alter the taste of your finished baked as a result of the unaccounted extra salt.

    • How long can you keep butter at room temperature?

      We recommend that butter be kept refrigerated. Salted Butter will keep 180 days and Unsalted Butter will keep 90 days when refrigerated. Butter can also be kept frozen for up to one year.

    • What is the difference between butter and margarine?

      Butter is a natural food made with farm fresh pasteurized cream simply churned until it thickens. Margarine is typically made from vegetable oils, solid fat (e.g. palm oil), water, salt, flavouring, colour, some vitamins and preservatives.