Types of milk

  • Homogenized Milk
    • Homogenized Milk
    • Partly-Skimmed Milk
    • Chocolate Milk & Flavoured Milk
    • Buttermilk
    • Whole Milk
Bottle of homogenized milk

Homogenized Milk

Homogenized or homo milk (meaning shaken up so the fat solids combine with the liquid), includes calcium, protein, potassium and vitamins A, B12, D, E and K. Because homo milk contains 3.25% milk fat, it’s more nutrient-dense (nutrients come from healthy fats). Plus, it’s ideal for frothing and adding to your latte or cappuccino. 

For a lighter taste, 1% or 2% milk are options that are also a source of these essential nutrients.

Glass of skim milk

Partly-Skimmed Milk

The term "partly-skimmed" means that some of the natural fats have been removed from the milk for a lighter-yet equally delicious-flavour and thinner texture. Partly-skimmed milk is available in 1% or 2% options, has fewer calories than other types of milk and very little fat. It's also a great hydrator!

Glass of chocolate milk

Chocolate Milk & Flavoured Milk

Who doesn’t love a cold glass of chocolate milk after a workout? Chocolate milk and other flavoured milks, such as strawberry, banana and even pumpkin spice, contain the same essential nutrients and lactose (milk sugar) as regular milk, usually with some added sugar.

Jug of buttermilk


Buttermilk is fresh milk with added bacteria culture. It’s tangy flavour and thicker consistency make for the perfect ingredient in baked goods, such as cakes, breads and biscuits.

Glass of whole milk

Whole Milk

Whole milk is the creamiest milk - a favourite of baristas and perfect for morning coffee or frothed milk drinks. Whole milk typically contains about 3.25% milk fat (though some are even a little higher) and is delicious over fresh berries in the morning.

Our favourite recipes with milk

A round, brown earthenware bowl filled with Rustic Sausage and Cheese Pasta Bake, sits on a bright blue tablecloth with a knife and fork on a wooden table.

Rustic Sausage & Cheese Pasta Bake

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6 chocolate bombs with chocolate and caramel drizzle and sea salt flakes on top on small white round plate.

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Bombs

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From Farm to Table

On the farm

Hard work means healthy cows means quality milk. Learn about life on a dairy farm. 

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On the move

Read all about how milk is tested, processed and transported to your favourite, local grocery store.

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On your table

From beverages to sweet treats and breakfast to late-night snacks, there are so many ways you can enjoy Ontario dairy.

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Milk: Facts vs. Fiction

Here are a few common misconceptions about milk.

Are there artificial hormones in milk?

No. Milk from Ontario dairy farms contain no trace of artificial growth hormones – their use has been banned in Canada since 1999. They do have a natural hormone called BST that helps them produce milk, but rbST, the artificial growth hormone, is strictly prohibited on Canadian dairy farms. 

Read more about animal care

Are plant-based alternatives more nutritious?

Plant-based beverages can have different nutrition profiles, and more information can be found on nutrition labels. For tips on how to understand nutrition facts tables, visit the Government of Canada's Understanding Food Labels page.  

Read more on food labels

Our commitment to quality

How do we farm responsibly?

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Explore more dairy goodness

Slices of cheddar cheese


Whether it’s a slice of cheddar or a dollop of ricotta, see how Ontario cheese can make any meal even better.

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Yogurt with blueberries


Another versatile dairy product that can be enjoyed on its own or used as an ingredient in everyday recipes.

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Container of cream


A key ingredient in your coffee and your everyday cooking. Explore all cream has to offer.

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A swirl of butter


A must-have on every shopping list. See all the ways you can use and enjoy Ontario-made butter.

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Chocolate ice cream in a bowl

Ice Cream

Made with real Ontario dairy, ice cream is a dessert enjoyed with friends and family, all year round.

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