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ben61820 Jan 27, 2007 11:32 AM

quite recently i made the jump from cow's milk products to goat's and im wondering what you all think about this. ive always loved chevre (the traditional, 'normal' goat's cheese) and after doing some reading about the nutritional contents of goat's milk versus cow's i became more interested in general. today i went out and got raw (as in unpasteurized) goat's cheese (NOT chevre, this is a jack-style block cheese), and whole goat's milk yogurt. they're both quite tasty. i sometimes think i have acne reactions when i consume pretty much anything made from cow's milk and im wondering how i'll fare with these.

just looking for any related comments. thanks.

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    marlie202 RE: ben61820 Jan 27, 2007 11:39 AM

    I love goat's milk yogurt-I have skin reactions to cow's milk also-not so with goat--wonder why???I love feta cheese,boursin cheese,chevre--yum,yum..

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      ben61820 RE: ben61820 Jan 28, 2007 11:52 AM

      cool. know any good recommendations in those categories? brands to look out for, etc? lemme know. im new to this. thanks

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        marlie202 RE: ben61820 Jan 28, 2007 12:17 PM

        I believe Coach brand makes a good goat's milk yogurt--the Farmer's Market on Sunday's on Ave. A and Tompkin's Square Park has a vendor who sells a great fruit flavored yogurt drink--it's unbelievable-another vendor sells nice chevre and today I sampled a nice feta there-

        1. hotoynoodle RE: ben61820 Jan 28, 2007 12:24 PM

          i've had goat gouda and brie, both of which i like quite alot.

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            superkatie RE: ben61820 Jan 28, 2007 12:35 PM

            i've heard about a goat's milk ice cream called LaLoo's - haven't tried it yet, but i think it's available at Whole Foods.

            1. grocerytrekker RE: ben61820 Jan 28, 2007 12:56 PM

              Still confused about exactly how we define "chevre".

              According to Larousse, chevre:

              In France, cheeses prepared exclusively from goats' milk contain at least 45% butterfat. Mi-chevre cheeses are made from a mixture of cows' milk and goats' milk (at least 25%) . Among the best known French goats' milk cheeses are Sainte-Maure, Pouligny-Saint-Pierre, Valencay, Cabecou, Chabichou, Chevreton, Crottin, and Selles-sur-Cher.

              (also tome de chevre, bergerette, cute little barattes....)

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                ben61820 RE: grocerytrekker Jan 29, 2007 06:42 AM

                ummm, not too sure bout the details in the terminology there...all i know is that cheese products made with all or definately mostly goat's milk are tasty. and i want more of them:)
                i tried the redwood hills farm goats yogurt. good stuff. whole milk btw, not skimmed at all. full fat and full flavor. nice tang just like we expect.
                side note, fage's feta which is ewe's and goat's milk isnt too tasty i find. not bad at all, just kinda bland. is this the nature of feta, or is it their product. maybe the fact that they say their animals are fed all alfalfa...i am familiar with cow's digestive system (ruminants) but im not sure about goats and sheep...

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                LiliCooks RE: ben61820 Apr 22, 2010 04:20 PM

                Hey if you're still in to goat milk products, give Humboldt Fog a try, yum... many stores now have it, or ... http://www.cypressgrovechevre.com/che...

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