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Right goat milk for making chèvre?

Can I use ultra pasteurized goat milk for making fresh goat cheese?

asked by puresugar about 6 years ago

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Amanda Hesser
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added about 6 years ago

puresugar, I emailed one of our members who's very experienced with making cheese. Hope she'll weigh in, or that another cheesemaker will soon!

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hardlikearmour
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added about 6 years ago

Per Mary Karlin, author of Artisan Cheese Making at Home ultra-pasteurized milk won't work. It won't form proper curds. http://www.artisancheesemakingathome.com/cheesemaking-milk.html
I'm pretty sure Trader Joe's carries regular pasteurized goat milk.

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puresugar
added about 6 years ago

Thank you! That's the book I'm using, but I didn't make a specific note on my grocery list. I was at WF, but I passed TJ on the way home (darn)! What can I make with the UP goat milk instead?

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hardlikearmour
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added about 6 years ago

Cajeta! http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/view?recipeID=242

puresugar
added almost 6 years ago

Just made some cajeta with that Rick Bayless recipe. Wow! It's awesome! I'm eating some right now over yogurt. Thank you!

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hardlikearmour
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added almost 6 years ago

Yum! Glad you found a good use for your goat's milk!

Hillary Huber
added about 5 years ago

Hello. I came across this post researching what to do with some ultra-pasteurized goat milk I bought. I had planned on making traditional cultured chevre, but accidentally bought ultra-pasteurized goat milk. I wanted to find a good way to use the ultra-pasteurized milk, and came across this recipe: http://www.seriouseats.... I noticed that the author used Meyenberg goat milk, the same ultra-pasteurized kind I had, so I went for it. I am impressed with the result. My cheese has a consistency between cream cheese and ricotta. 1/2 gallon of milk made 12 oz of cheese (1.5 cups). It's delicious. In the future, I will try to find goat milk that hasn't been ultra-pasteurized, but when ultra is all that's available, the simple goat cheese recipe I found works great!

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