#18 – Chèvre
Chèvre cheese facts:
- Chèvre is French for Goat, and is cheese made out of goat’s milk.
- They are popular among elderly and children who are more likely to show low tolerance to cow’s milk. Also, goat cheeses are lower in fat, and higher in vitamin A and potassium.
- Most goat cheeses come from France.
- One of the most common forms of Chèvre is a fresh cheese which resembles cream cheese. This tends to be slightly crumbly, creamy, and may have a strong goat flavor.
- In the 8th century, the Saracens came to the west of France and left behind the goats and the recipe to make the goat cheese.
- When young, Chèvre is mild and creamy. When older, the cheese is dry and firm with a slightly sharp and lightly acidic flavor.
- Chèvre will soften but not completely melt when heated.
- When chèvre is served hot, it is known as chèvre chaud.