In France, 'liqueur de lait' is a similar recipe, involving the slow reducing of rich unpasteurised milk (the skin is skimmed off and used in other dishes chez Bras) which is then whisked with eau-de-vie or Cognac, making a very tasty tipple.
Here at Doddington, our hand-crafted cheeses are normally made from the unpasteurised milk of our own dairy herd, milked every single day since 1950 and one of only 22 herds left in the whole of Northumberland.
The academy in December also endorsed "a ban on the sale of raw or unpasteurised milk and milk products throughout the US, including the sale of certain raw milk cheeses, such as fresh cheese, soft cheeses and soft-ripened cheeses.
According to professor Hamed Osman of the Cairo University College of Veterinary Medicine, unpasteurised milk should be thoroughly boiled for at least five minutes, since the virus is present in the milk and can be traced there, before the symptoms of the disease show in the infected animal.
Following a periodical review of consumer health risks from unpasteurised milk and cream, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) have maintained their recommendation that pasteurisation is an important control measure in reducing the risks from consumption of raw milk.