August is National
Goat Cheese Month!
Goat cheese is a soft cheese made from the milk of a goat
whereas other cheeses are traditionally from the milk of a cow.
Various types of goat cheese offer different textures, making them
either crumbly or spreadable. So if one type doesn't suit your
fancy, experiment with others.
There are a lot of health benefits that come with eating and
cooking with goat cheese. For those who cannot digest cow's milk
cheese, (lactose intolerant), try goat cheese. Milk from goats is
very easy to digest and is often suggested as an alternative for
cow's milk. In fact, a recent study of people allergic to cow's
milk found that nearly 93% could drink goat's milk with virtually
no side effects!
cheeses contain moderate levels of probiotics, the "good" bacteria
that aid gastrointestinal health.
who are lactose intolerant (about a quarter of the American
population) are sometimes able to tolerate goat cheese even if they
have problems digesting cow's milk cheese. Even those who don't
have a lactose intolerance might find that goat cheese is more
amount of calcium in goat cheese can vary from around forty grams
per ounce in soft cheese up to 240 grams in hard goat cheese. Hard
goat's milk cheese is slightly higher in calcium than cow's milk
cheese, which contains about 200 grams per ounce in the hard
cheese contains approximately 104 mg of sodium per 1 oz. serving,
while the same serving of cheddar cheese contains 176 mg.
Fat: Goat cheese contains more medium-chain
triglycerides (MCT) than cow's milk. MCTs have been shown to help
ounce of goat cheese contains approximately 70 calories. One ounce
of cow's milk cheese contains approximately 110 calories.
cheese is extremely versatile and can be used as a substitute in
most recipes that call for cow's milk cheese.
Goat Cheese Serving
- Crumble goat cheese on a salad of romaine lettuce, diced pears
and pumpkin seeds.
- Crumbled goat cheese is a wonderful rich topping for creamy
- Add extra taste and protein to a sandwich by including some
- Soft, spreadable goat cheese is an exceptional accompaniment to
crusty whole grain bread or crackers and fruit.
- Top sliced tomatoes with crumpled goat cheese and fresh basil.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
- Spread goat cheese on baguettes, top with fig jam and chopped
pistachios. Slice baguettes into quarters and serve.
Stop by the Deli Department in your local Fiesta Mart and
check out the varieties of goat cheese we have to offer. You may
find a new favorite cheese for every day use and elegant