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We have been successfully making quality cheeses with regular pasteurized whole and lowfat milks from grocery stores; the key to success with pasteurized cow's milk is to be sure to add calcium chloride at the beginning to get a good set. NEVER use ultra-pasteurized milk, the proteins have been altered to a point that this milk will never set properly.
Pasteurized goat milk is available around San Diego, and we have found that Summerhill Farm goat milk sets very well, it is not ultra-pasteurized; this milk is available at Trader Joe's. If you call any stores to check for this milk, be sure to ask if they carry Summerhill Farm goat milk; Meyenberg goat milk is ultra-pasteurized and will not set!
Ramona Family Naturals has a variety of organic pasteurized as well as raw milks available, including Organic Pastures raw milk. This is a favorite source of one notable local cheesemaker. Do watch not to get any ultra-pasteurized milks!
Seaside Market has a selection of organic milk products, including Horizon (be sure it is NOT ultrapasteurized, they should only have regular pasteurized). The other organic milks are ultrapasteurized, and so are not suitable for making cheese. They also carry Organic Pastures raw milk.
Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market has several kinds of raw milk - Organic Pastures whole cow milk and raw cream, and Claravale Jersey Cow and Claravale Goat milk. They also carry the full selection of Straus milk and cream.
Trader Joe's stores carry Summerhill Farm goat milk, perfect for cheesemaking.
Sprouts stores have raw milk and cream (every Monday at University City location, check with other locations) and organic milk and cream that is not ultra-pasteurized. Some also now carry Summerhill Farm goat milk, check with your location.
A site devoted to real milk has a great page of places where you can find raw, unprocessed milk
O'Dells Farm - raw goat milk for botanical & pet use, request contact information here