Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Saturday Seven: Interesting Things Made From Goats Milk

A friend of mine at work gave me a bar of all natural organic Goats Milk Soap this week and I've been fascinated by how soft and silky it is when washing my hands. I've always liked goats. Even when I was a little kid, goats were interesting to me. Baa Baaa! I think it had something to do with that little beard they have- or should I say "Goatee". I suppose that's where the term goatee came from- goats. Anyway I started to wonder what else goats milk is used for. This was the inspiration for another scintillating installment of The Saturday Seven: Interesting Things Made From Goats Milk. Goat's milk is actually quite rich and delicious. it has a subtle, sweet and slightly salty tone to it. They say that goat's milk is the milk of choice in most of the world, but we never drank it growing up. Some natural markets and health foods stores like Whole Foods and such do carry it in with their organic milk section. I was fascinated to learn that unlike milk from a cow, it is not necessary to homogenize goat's milk. Goat's milk fat globules are very small and remain part of the liquid solution, instead of separating like cow's milk. So without further ado, here are the seven most interesting things made from Goat's Milk:
#1 Regular Fresh Goat's Milk: ideal for people allergic to or can't digest cow's milk.

#2 Goat's Milk Soap

#3 Goat's Milk Shower Bath Cream Gel


#4 Goat's Milk Hand Lotion
#5 Goat's Milk Frozen Yogurt

#6 Goat's Milk Cheese
#7 Goat's Milk Tablets
Bonus Entry: Goat's Milk Strawberry Lolly-pops
What have you tried from Goat's Milk? Any stories about Goat's or their milk?
-Rick Rockhill

10 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

I have a 15-bar pack of organic goat
milk soap in my freezer. Love the stuff! I used it in the shower... No, I don't eat it. Got it at the Portsmouth, NH farmer's market.

kenju said...

I have never tried it. I wonder what the fat content is? My last contact with goats was at a petting zoo, where they tried to eat my purse, skirt and shoes.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i have only tried the cheese but it was wonderful!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Diane J Standiford said...

Wow, I had no idea. Indiana farm child background, have never heard about goat milk, only SAW a goat a petting zoo in Ft Wayne IN.---now I want some!

Rhodester said...

There's this goat-blog I follow and he's talking about things made from Rick's Milk today. The irony!

W.O.T.E. said...

When I was a kid my uncle had a farm and we would have goats milk chugging contests!

© Karelian Blonde said...

Closest to goats cheese love is Saganaki
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saganaki)
on the greek menu, which is deep fried sheep cheese and it is simply divine *deep voice of experience* phawwrr...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I didn't realize that so very many things in so many areas use Goats Milk! Very Very Interesting, Rick. I have interesting stories about Goats milk, but I do have a WONDERFUL NEAUTIFUL Goat Sculpture in my Cactus Garden....He is so very sweet!

Sharon said...

I recently got goat's milk soap at a huge flea market in Massachusetts.I too love the silkiness of it. I never knew there were so many goat's milk products, this is a new thing for me but I really like it. - Sharon -

Kathy said...

Rick, Check out Brad's goats at http://kubotofarm.blogspot.com/.

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