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Goat Meat Recipes: The Forgotten Food

Goat meat recipes may have slipped out of popularity in the United States, but goat is the most widely consumed red meat worldwide.

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Kat’s Corner: Goat Bloat and Summer Heat

Will feeding the peels from my canning projects cause goat bloat? And how can I keep my goat healthy during hot weather? Katherine answers reader questions about caprine health in each issue of Goat Journal.

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Before You Start a Goat Dairy Farm …
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Many goat owners, at some point, wonder about beginning a goat dairy farm, be it a hobby or to supplement income. It can be a daunting task to undergo, not to mention the laws of certain states make it nearly impossible to sell milk or dairy products. I interviewed established owners to discover what they did, what worked, and their limitations.

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8 Uses for Whey Around the Homestead
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Don’t throw out valuable products! There are many uses for whey around the homestead. As with coffee grounds for plants or cornhusks for mulch, these valuable byproducts …

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A Breakdown of Proteins in Curd vs. Whey
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites When making goat cheese, you end up with most of the protein in curd and lactose in the whey, but we can get a bit more specific …

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The Gift of Rennet

Back in 2002, I had the privilege of touring France with a group consisting mostly of amateur and professional cheesemakers from all over the U.S. And it was on this tour that I began to develop a deeper understanding of the true importance and value of rennet.

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How to Choose a Culture

Probably the most often asked question from new cheesemakers is how to choose a culture. This can be a daunting task, but made much simpler when you have a basic understanding of how and why the cultures work.

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Types of Coagulants for Cheesemaking

Coagulating substances obtained from plants were probably the earliest alternative “rennets” and are what you would call true vegetable rennets. There’s a surprisingly long list of plant-based coagulants available.

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Butterkäse

The mild flavor and soft texture make this an ideal cheese for the table. I am sure that a lot of those requests that came to me for this recipe came from folks who grew up with this as the “go to” cheese at home when young (or not so young).

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Yogurt: Medicinal Food on the Homestead

Early in life, I had become familiar with yogurt dishes on our homestead on the western prairies of Canada. However, during that era of my life it was not my favorite food. That was to come later, when I gained wisdom.

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