Fresh goat cheese is wonderful! I thought the farmer's cheese that I made a bit ago was nice, a bit bland but probably best I would get for homemade cheese. Dead wrong. Homemade goat cheese is fabulous. Of course not as wonderful as you would get from the store, but so nice non the less. It's creamy, has that tangy aftertaste, just a bit crumbly but spreads perfectly on a baguette. I thought it would be a challenge to find goat's milk, but the Trader Joe's right next to my work carries it, which could lead to me being their new favorite customer. I would call first if you are looking for goats milk, I haven't been able to find it in all stores.
You can really flavor this with any herbs or seasonings that you like. Obviously similar to my farmer's cheese post, but with such different results.
The kinds I made with this cheese are plain, lemon, rosemary, sage, thyme, sea salt and pepper, pepper and dried cherry with honey.
It's the last few days of my week off, back to work on Tuesday. Most of my days have spent baking and photographing. The first few days I wasn't happy with the photos I was getting. It's hard to get back into the swing of food photography. After the holidays and working full time, it seems like I hadn't taken photos in ages. But finally things were starting to work out and I was happy with my results. Lots of editing to do now so I'll be able to have more posts coming up this first month of 2012.
It is already the 6th! In 9 days this blog with be one year old, in less than a month I will be 24; I hope this month goes by at a glacial pace so I can get all the stuff done I that I need to.
recipe found online