When we go to the grocery store and buy apples or lettuce, does the sign say, "raw apples, raw lettuce?" No, it doesn't . It just is what it is. So, when we buy raw milk or cheese , why does it say raw? We were fooled by the FDA years ago to believe that cooked milk and dairy is normal. Lactose intolerance is caused by the pasteurization of dairy. If we use raw dairy it contains lactase, not lactose. If humans were lactase intolerant, we couldn't drink our mother's milk. Mothers lactate. So, if you are lactose intolerant, I encourage you to experiment with real raw dairy products. It is healthful and a good fat and non mucous forming !