I love all cheese. Goat, cow, sheep: It all tastes delicious. But have you ever wondered what accounts for the difference in taste between the three? The key to the difference in flavor and texture comes from the fact that each animal eats in a unique way.
Contrary to popular belief, goats don’t just eat anything. They seek out the highest and most tender leaves when they graze, stripping bark from trees and going after the tallest, sweetest grasses. For this reason, their milk produces cheeses with a more acidic and bright flavor as well as a characteristic “goatiness” that can be described as barn yard-like or at times quite animalistic. It also has the least amount of fat in it.