Goat cheese is a delicious addition to any meal, but did you know it's also incredibly healthy? Goat cheese is a fantastic source of calcium, vitamin B12, and protein. Plus, it's low in calories and carbs, making it the perfect choice for those watching their weight.
If you're looking for artisanal goat cheese made with care and love, you have come to the right place.
This blog will look at our goat cheese-making process from start to finish. We'll also discuss the benefits of eating goat cheese and share a few recipes that will help you put this healthy snack to good use.
WHAT IS GOAT CHEESE?
Goat cheese is called chèvre, which translates to "goat" in French. It is manufactured from goat milk and comes in various flavours and textures, including creamy and crumbly, mild or sour, and young or old. As its popularity and demand increase daily, flavours are added to it to make it even more versatile. This cheese's distinctive flavour comes from a flavorful fatty acid known as capric acid, which also promotes the growth of bacteria required for maintaining good digestive health.
Our team takes the time to curate every artisanal cheese batch so you know you're getting the best of the best. How do we do it? By controlling every process step, from the milk to the ageing.
This commitment to quality means that our goat cheese is always consistent—you know what you're getting every time you buy it.
WHAT MAKES OUR GOAT CHEESE UNIQUE?
Well, for starters, the cheese is made from milk from the farm. This also means that the cheese is incredibly fresh.
But it's not just the freshness that makes the goat cheese unique. It's also the creaminess. So, if you're looking for something special, something unique, something that will tantalize your taste buds, our goat cheese is the way to go.
THE BENEFITS OF EATING GOAT CHEESE
Goat cheese is a delicious, creamy cheese perfect for salads, pasta, and desserts. But you may not know that goat cheese is good for you, too!
Here are some of the benefits of eating goat cheese:
- Goat cheese is lower in calories and fat than other cheeses.
- It's high in protein and calcium.
- Goat cheese is easy to digest.
- It has a high level of probiotics, which are beneficial for gut health.
So why not try goat cheese, then? You might be surprised by how tasty it is!
RECIPES FEATURING COURTYARD FARMS GOAT CHEESE
Goat cheese is a delicious and versatile ingredient, and we're excited to bring you recipes that showcase our unique product.
GOAT CHEESE OMELETTE
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat milk or water
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Step 1: In a medium bowl, stir together the eggs, milk (or water), pepper, and salt. Combine goat cheese, parsley and chives in a small bowl.
Step 2: Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the eggs and cook the mixture, occasionally stirring, for about 3 minutes or until the edges are firm. Gently loosen a cooked egg's edge with a rubber spatula, tipping the pan so the uncooked egg may stream below. Repeat this process until hardly any runny egg is left. Over the omelette, evenly distribute the cheese mixture. Cover the pan and simmer for 2 to 4 minutes or until the eggs are set. Fold the omelette half by sliding a spatula under one side, then transfer it to a plate.
Step 3: Cut the omelette in half to serve. If desired, add extra herbs as a garnish.
POTATO FRITTATA WITH PESTO & GOAT CHEESE
- 4 medium potatoes (about 600g), thinly sliced
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 100g Courtyard Farms goat's cheese,
- 3 tbsp pesto
- handful rocket leaves
- tomato and basil salad, to serve (optional)
Step 1: Boil the potatoes for 5 minutes in salted water. While waiting, preheat the oven to 220°C/200°F. Drain the potatoes, then whisk them into the egg mixture after combining the garlic, eggs, and salt.
Step 2: An oven-safe frying pan with hot oil is used to add the egg and potato combination. Cook the frittata in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until it is well heated through, after cooking it over low heat for 5 minutes or until two-thirds of it is set.
Step 3: Place the goat's cheese around the frittata's perimeter and top with pesto. Serve with a tomato and basil salad and garnish with rocket leaves.
We hope you'll try this recipe—it's a perfect way to show off the fantastic flavour of our goat cheese. Thanks for reading, and enjoy the creamy goat cheese!
Goat cheese is the star of any show. The cheese is made with care and attention to detail, and the final product is something you'll love.
It is time for goat cheese if you've never tried it before. It's a great addition to any cheese plate and perfect for serving with crackers or bread. You can also use it in recipes or eat it straight out of the fridge.
Try it today and see for yourself!