Goat’s cheese, also known as chevre, is a type of cheese made from the milk of goats. It has a distinct flavor that can range from tangy and tart to creamy and mild, depending on the age of the cheese.
Goat’s cheese can be made in various forms, including soft, semi-soft, and hard. Soft goat’s cheese is often spreadable and can be used in dips, salads, and as a topping for crackers and bread. Semi-soft goat’s cheese can be sliced and used in sandwiches or as a topping for pizza. Hard goat’s cheese is aged and can be grated and used in recipes that call for Parmesan cheese. Goat’s cheese is considered a healthier alternative to cow’s milk cheese as it is lower in fat and calories and higher in protein. It is also a good source of calcium, vitamin D, and other essential nutrients.
The Old Amsterdam Goat had been aged for 1-year which makes it a hard goat’s cheese. Old Amsterdam Goat cheese has a firm and slightly crumbly texture with a deep golden color and a nutty, caramel-like taste. It is often described as having a rich and complex flavor profile that is both tangy and sweet, with hints of grassiness and earthiness.
This cheese is a popular choice for cheese boards, sandwiches, salads, and cooking, as it can add a unique depth of flavor to any dish. Goat’s cheese pairs well with variety of foods and flavours however the best flavours to consider are:
fruits, nuts, herbs and honey.