Goat milk yogurt.....
- OCEllen Mar 21, 2007 10:27 PM
Is it possible to make goat milk yogurt as thick and rich as commercial products such as (cow's milk) Fage? Suggestions of product (starter) and process deeply apreciated!
I've never made it but I did buy some goat milk yogurt at Whole Foods. It has a whole different taste which took me a while to get used to.
I think to get homemade yogurt as thick as something like Fage (despite the origin of milk or starter) you'll need to drain it in a colander lined with cheesecloth to get the excess moisture out. I've drained yogurt to make "cheese" balls and that took an overnight draining. I think less time would give you a good thick yogurt consistency.
It is difficult to get home made goat milk yogurt really thick. Two things I have had success trying are powdered goat milk and agar agar. As for a starter I use either a freeze dried starter (WF or online) or leftover yogurt from the previous week if we can remember to save any!