Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sheep Cheese, Goat Cheese
On a visit to one of my sisters, I learned that the whole family had switched to goat's milk, goat cheese and sheep cheese. Maybe the time they spend in France helps with the cultural change. Their sheep cheese was delicious on pasta and chicken.
This experience inspired me to do something I'd considered, but never got around to. I found a quart of goat's milk at Trader Joe's cost only a dollar more than a quart of a good brand of cow's milk at my local supermarket. Today I found my local supermarket did carry both goat cheese and sheep cheese. I plan to use them in salads and over pasta. The goat's milk has a slightly odd taste drunk plain. A bit of decaf coffee powder, or a spoon of chocolate, may hide the taste, which is not noticeable at all mixed with cereal or used for cooking.
Goat and sheep dairy products are much easier to digest than cow's milk, and also are supposed to be free of pesticide residue, antibiotics and growth hormones.
Maybe this will promote health.