2 Tips for Making Perfect Goat Cheese

2 Tips for Making Perfect Goat Cheese

When we first began our short adventures in Goat Sharing last year, I had no idea how much I would grow to love goat cheese.  I knew I liked it, but I wouldn’t have guessed it would become one of my favorite things and that I would crave it regularly.

 

Now, I am by no means an expert in the art of making goat cheese, but I have learned two tips for making (what I consider to be) perfect goat cheese.

Tip #1 - Use the freshest (not pasteurized) goats milk possible.

Fresh is always best, no matter what you’re talking about, but when it comes to milk products, it really is invaluable.

Pasteurization affects the proteins in milk and will make it virtually (if not completely) impossible for the goats milk to curdle.

Tip #2 – Use fresh squeezed lime juice instead of vinegar.

This may be personal preference, but using fresh squeezed lime juice instead of vinegar takes the cheese from delicious to something that tastes a bit exotic.  If you are planning to pair your cheese with something a bit sweeter (like a sweet dressing on a salad or some beet hummus), the little lime kick is especially perfect.If you prefer less lime, you can always substitute half of your vinegar for lime juice, too!

There you have it!  2 tips to making perfect goat cheese!  Now, go out and find some fresh goats milk!

xoxo,
M

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Written by Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm

9 Comments

  1. Jocelyn

    Fellow goat-cheese addict here! I love it, too. So, so much. I have never made it with vinegar OR lime juice, though, I always use cultures. Can you tell me how much juice you use for a gallon of milk? I would love to experiment!

    Thanks so much Melissa!

  2. Free Range Mama

    Hey, thanks for linking up to From The Farm Blog Hop! I chose this article as my favorite for the week and so it is one of the six featured. I will also share it on our facebook page, and PIN it. Come check it out! I have only just started this year making goat cheese from our own goats milk and it is fantastic. So far we have only made mozza and ricotta. Looking forward seeing what you link up next! http://myhealthygreenfamily.com/blog/wordpress/from-the-farm-blog-hop-is-live-with-goat-cheese-making-tips/

    Leona from http://www.myhealthygreenfamily.com
    Co-Host of From The Farm Blog Hop

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