Have you ever tasted Horse Milk French Chevalait @PumpjackPiddlewick

‘Only in France’ are the words that pop into my mind when I came across Horse Milk (Chevalait) in our local French market. And of course, because I didn’t even know that you could get milk from horses (though, yeah, if you think about it… duh, cows, goats…mares), I had to try it.

Tastes like chicken

You know how everyone says that all sorts of unusual meats ‘taste like chicken’, well, horse milk tastes like, well, milk. Or at least what we commonly think of as milk (e.g. cow’s). It’s a bit thinner in texture, looks like someone added just a touch of water to some cows milk. Or, if you are a drinker of soya or almond milk, you’ll understand the texture. Though, it still tastes like milk.

Have you ever tried Horse Milk or French Chevalait @PumpjackPiddlewickMais, pourquoi? (But, why?)

Having tried it, finding out it is very nice, though more expensive than ‘milk’, one does have to wonder, um, why? Why would you want to milk a horse (or should I say mare here to be on the safe side?). After all, there are a lot of cows about.

For one reason, it is lower in fat. Quite a bit lower, maybe that’s why it is ‘thinner’ in texture. (Sorry couldn’t resist.) It has more nutrients than cow’s milk. It lasts longer. Supposedly is more beneficial for gut issues and such, and, along those lines, if you are dairy intolerant this may just be the milk for you.

It’s a Global Thing

In researching horse milk, I came across all sorts of interesting information. I gather Central Asians have always been au fait with horse milk and that it is more common in many places than cow’s milk. Well, much of their terrain is more suited to horses than cows. It makes a bit of sense. They even ferment it into an alcoholic beverage. Hey, why not?

One can even get  powdered horse milk. particularly in Germany, Italy, and of course, France. Having said that, I have yet to find it, but I am now on the search. (And once found? Hmmm, more research is needed.) ~ Update since I last posted this! I have found a place to buy it from. Funny enough from the people who make the horse milk I drink (Chevalait). They sell the powdered form too. Also, horse milk cosmetics. Now that is a new one for me…

Horse Milk Shopping List – why not?

Chevalait Shopping List write in which shop from Pumpjack Piddlewick
Free Printable Shopping List

Because we have such fun going to French markets, and finding the likes of Chevalait, we thought it would be fun to make a Shopping List printable for next time we all go to market. We’ve also included a place to write in which store, so no more confusions of which list goes to where!

The printable is available in two sizes:

Full page  Large Shopping List (A4) ~ Download your free printable full page Shopping List here

Or two smaller lists (A5) that fit onto a full page. If choosing this one, make certain to set your printer to print landscape when printing! ~ Download your free printable 2 x Shopping Lists here



  1. Can you ship Mare’s Milk to the USA? I need to find a place where I can purchase it regularly.

    1. Hi Harold

      You can purchase it in dried powder form from Amazon.com. Do read the reviews, which are overall positive, but it looks like it is coming from outside the US, with no English instructions.

      For human consumption: https://www.amazon.com/Horse-Milk-Powder-Digestion-Alertness/dp/B07F8B9CW4
      Otherwise for animals: https://www.amazon.com/402172-Performance-Multi-Species-Milk-Replacer/dp/B00AILC4HI/ref=sr_1_37?keywords=horse+milk&qid=1552123488&s=gateway&sr=8-37
      Also found in soaps and beauty products.

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