Among all sorts of cheese, goat product has one of the mildest savors and versatile texture making this foodstuff with distinct taste so popular all over the world. And if learning its storage instructions is easy, figuring out whether it is healthier than cow milk cheese will be way more complicated!
Do you want to prepare goat cheese? But don’t know how to make goat cheese? Keep reading to know the process. To not get confused with multiple arguments, let’s see what makes this foodstuff so beneficial.
Goat Cheese Strong Points
Despite the fact that this cheese is produced using the same method as applied for producing cow’s milk counterpart, its nutrient content differs.
This dairy foodstuff contains lots of nutrients that our body needs so much. Even consuming 30 mg daily will boost your health significantly! It is quite low in calories and fat making this product a perfect choice for any diet.
Moreover, the way we digest it differs from what happens when we eat cow milk cheese. And finally, goat counterpart is hypoallergenic which makes it a safe substitute for ordinary cheeses.
But that is not the complete list on how to make goat cheese!
- It is loaded with probiotics, healthy bacteria that promote our digestion, bring down inflammation, and make the immune system stronger
- We digest it easier and more complete compared to cow’s milk foods. It happens because all the foodstuff made of goat milk has a different protein structure and is way lower in lactose
- It makes us feel full faster – all because of the fatty acids it contains. It was scientifically proved that goat milk helps to fight hunger faster!
- It is a rich source of vitamins A and B2, as well as a whole load of beneficial elements
- We receive selenium, magnesium, and B3 vitamin from it, too
- It contains less saturated fats and cholesterol than other sorts of cheese do. It helps to bring down the risks of heart problems, liver damage, and cardiovascular disease
- This foodstuff has a low sodium level that protects us from such dangerous health issues as hypertension, ischemic attack, or renal failure
- Goat cheese has casein but it is way less harmful compared to that cow’s milk foods contain. Since casein triggers type 1 diabetes and insulin resistance, consuming its safer form won’t cause you any harm
How to Make Goat Cheese Yourself
Naturally, after learning how healthy it is, everyone would like to know how to make this foodstuff at home. And it’s very simple!
We will only need a gallon of whole goat milk (not pasteurized), boiling pot, a quarter cup lemon juice, and fine cheesecloth or kitchen towel.
- Heat your milk and bring it to a gentle boil. The second you notice small bubbles at the rim of the tank, turn it off
- Pour in lemon juice, stir, and let the milk sit for ten minutes. It will be enough for the curds to form
- Now pour the curds into the cheesecloth, bundle it around them, and hang this “package” so that the moisture could drip out. Leave it to hang for one or two hours
That’s all. After the moisture is out completely, transfer the cheese into the clean tank, and keep it sealed in the fridge.
If you like, season the curd while they’re hanging by adding herbs and/or spices from our Food section.