Goat Milk CheeseGoat milk cheese is one of those foods that can light up the eyes of a gourmand. The slightly sour, characteristic aroma invades the senses, while the enveloping, unmistakable flavor overwhelms the palate with mouthwatering taste. With an endless variety of the best goats milk cheese available in the market, a chevre aficionado can here find raw goat cheese for all tastes, from young and fresh, to old and crusty, all delicious!
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About Our Goat Cheese
You’ll find this often-called chevre, translating to “goat” in French, and this best-selling cheese type showcases a diverse range of flavors and textures—from crumbly to creamy, young to mature, and mild to tangy. The distinctive character of goat cheese arises from capric acid, named after the Latin word capra, meaning "goat." Cheese made from goat cheese is typically described as tart, with a soft, almost spreadable texture. Of course, these characteristics apply to most, but not all cheeses, and goat cheeses also tend to change and develop in flavor and texture as they age.
This is a flavorful fatty acid that not only adds to the taste, but also promotes the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria, positioning goat cheese as a health-conscious cheese alternative. With relatively low lactose content, goat cheeses are excellent alternatives for those with lactose intolerance, which is a great benefit to those who can’t handle their dairy. With lower fat content, goat cheese also offers a lighter alternative to many heavier cheeses.
TYPES OF GOAT’S MILK CHEESE
In its youth, goat cheese is boldly intense, delivering tangy, acidic notes and a soft, very creamy consistency. Aging transforms its texture from velvet to crumbly, while the flavors evolve into a creamy richness with earthy notes of hazelnut and dried herbs. Its unmistakable taste enhances surrounding flavors, providing a robust savory profile.
Fresh goat cheese doesn't develop a rind, while aged variants showcase various coatings. Harder varieties may present natural or waxed rinds, and those ripened with white mold sport a fluffy jacket akin to Camembert or Brie.
TOP GOAT CHEESES AT GOURMET FOOD STORE
Goat cheeses are one of our showcase cheese types – and a favorite with our customers and our employees! We take pride in offering a variety that spans traditional French goat cheeses, domestic artisanal creations, and imported classics. The artisanal touch is evident in every option, ensuring you get to experience authentic goat cheese filled with flavor and nuance.
Our catalog includes little fresh crottins, log-shaped caprifeuille, and some unique offerings from artisan cheesemakers and affineurs. Depending on how you eat or serve chevres, you’ll want to go for specific types. A cheese board, for example, benefits greatly from the addition of a small semi-ripened or bloomy rind goat cheese round. Velvety and creamy, these often are covered with whitish rind, or might be wrapped with leaves or herbs. Fresh young goat cheeses are mid and acidic and pair wonderfully with salads and sweet red fruit. And of course, any goat cheese in our book is amazing in a sandwich or panini!
HOW TO ORDER GOAT CHEESE
We source our goat cheeses from reputable producers committed to excellence, guaranteeing freshness, quality, and a unique selection. Whether you're a connoisseur or a curious newcomer, our collection caters to all tastes, offering a broad spectrum of goat cheese experiences. Your order is handled with precision, and our packaging ensures that the goat cheese arrives at your doorstep in peak condition. We celebrate the artisanal craftsmanship behind each cheese, bringing you products that reflect a dedication to tradition and innovation.
Goat Milk Cheese Questions And Answers
Q:Can you freeze goat cheese?
A:Yes, you can freeze goat cheese. We don’t typically recommend freezing cheeses – they’re so good and wonderfully fresh – however, if you have a lot leftover or are planning to go out of town, you can freeze it for about 3 months. Wrap tightly in a Ziploc bag, seal, and freeze.
Q:Is goat cheese good for you?
A:Yes! In moderation, goat cheese is a wonderful source of protein and healthy fats, while supplying vitamins and minerals. It digests more easily than cow’s milk and has less saturated fat and cholesterol.
Q:Is goat cheese dairy?
A:Yes! Although lactose intolerant foodies might be disappointed, goat cheese does contain dairy. However, it does contain less lactose than cow’s milk cheeses, which makes it easier to digest.
Q:Is feta goat cheese?
A:It’s not! Many confuse goat cheese with feta, but feta is typically a cheese made out of sheep’s’ milk.