Rich, Creamy Goat Cheese Recipes
Why cook with goat cheese?
"I think the answer starts with the uniqueness of the milk," says Judy Schad of Capriole Farmstead Goat Cheeses in Greenville, Indiana. Here's a list of reasons she thinks people love goat cheese:
Texture: Goat cheese has a fine, velvety texture because the fat globules are much smaller than the ones in cow's milk.
Less Lactose: Goat's milk contains only trace amounts of Alpha S1 casein, the major protein in cow's milk, which can pose a problem for people who are lactose intolerant.
Healthful: Compared with cow's milk, goat's milk has 13 percent more calcium, 25 percent more Vitamin B6 and 47 percent more Vitamin A.
Flavorful: Like sheep and cow's milk cheeses, goat's milk cheese gets a more pronounced flavor as it ages. If it's warmed or toasted, goat's milk cheese explodes with flavor, Judy says.