Cold milk is rare in most [European] countries. Avoid the "longlife" kind of milk, sold off the shelf, that needs no refrigeration. This milk will never go bad or taste good.
I can't stand that irradiated milk and I always pay more for my paltry liter of fresh milk. French people are amazed to learn that back home, we buy our fresh, cold milk and orange juice by the gallon, not the liter. 1 gallon = ~ 4L! (OK, if you insist, it is exactly 3.7854.) And it doesn't really so much amaze them as reaffirm their suspicions that Americans truly are fat pigs who need everything in XXL quantities.
tags: Ah, France, grub, USA