Meet Bas de Groot, the World’s First Milk Sommelier
Think milk can't be enjoyed like a fine wine? Bas de Groot, the world's first milk sommelier, disagrees. The California resident is hoping to bring awareness to the rich diversity of cow's milk—and change some minds in the process.
Great Big Story traveled to Clover Sonoma’s Bucher Farms located in California's Wine Country (or "Dairy Country") for a milk tasting with de Groot and resident dairy farmer John Bucher. Each tasting begins with a sniff: Not unlike the process of assessing wine, smell is a major factor in the flavor experience. The location of the cows, the soil, and the farmer on duty all factor into the taste of the beverage, too, de Groot says. Take a look above.