How to Make Flavored Goat Cheese
Add mixtures of herbs and spices to your homemade goat cheese, and create signature flavored goat cheeses for each season.
In our new video on making goat cheese Tricia starts off by milking the goats and finishes by rolling goat cheese logs in two different blends of herbs and spices, for richly flavored cheeses.
How to add flavors to goat cheese
Once you have made your chevre (goat cheese) you can:
Mix herbs or spices
Stir the seasoning mixture into the cheese or
Roll logs of cheese in the seasoning mixture to form a flavored and decorative crust
Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks
Recipes for flavorings for goat cheese
In our video Tricia snips herbs from her organic garden to use in the
Fresh Herbs mixture
Dried Meyer lemon peel
Tricia stirs together dark spices for her
Moroccan Spice mixture
Garnish with edible flowers. Tricia is using cool-season violas. Warm-season edible flowers from your garden could be nasturtiums or borage.
More stir-in mixtures to flavor goat cheese
Summer mixture from Central Coast Foodie
Fall mixture from Homesteading Today
Walnuts or almonds, toasted and chopped fine
Dried cranberries, chopped fine
Sweeten with honey or orange zest
For more information about homemade cheeses we have a collection of books for you:
* Home Cheesemaking by the famed Ricki Carroll has instructions for making cheese, and recipes for cooking with cheese.
* Home Dairy is a hardcover book by Ashley English that includes techniques for making a range of dairy products, including cheese as well as yogurt and butter.
* A short intro to the world of dairy is the booklet Making Cheese, Butter & Yogurt (again by Ricki Carroll).
We hope you’ll try homemade goat cheese soon, and we’d be interested to hear about your combinations of flavorings.
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