While there are any number of cheeses that can be made with goat’s milk, only Chevre is truly known as goat’s cheese. Chevre is a fresh cheese that has an intense earthy flavor profile with a tangy kick to it that’s loved by those who like it, and abhorred by those who don’t. Those who don’t like chevre describe the taste to be “barnyard-like” as opposed to being “intensely earthy.” Depending on the age of the cheese, the texture can be light, creamy, and spreadable to being dense and crumbly as the cheese ages.
Goat's Cheese Trivia
- Goat’s cheese is milder on the stomach as it is easier to digest because of the smaller size of fat globules in the milk.
- The older the goat used for milking, the “goatier” the taste of the resulting cheese will be.
- Chevre is the French word for “goat.”
- Chevre is often best enjoyed a few days from production.
- Goat’s cheese has relatively low lactose levels when compared to its cow’s milk cheese.
- The taste of the goat’s milk heavily depends on the diet of the goat so don’t be surprised if the chevre has some slight flavor discrepancies depending on the location of production.