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    Post #1 - July 21st, 2008, 10:02 am
    Post #1 - July 21st, 2008, 10:02 am Post #1 - July 21st, 2008, 10:02 am
    Hi,

    I'm hoping to get off cow dairy for a while (and hoping goat dairy won't make me congested like cow dairy does).

    SO....

    I'm hoping to find goat dairy products to use.

    Products I'm interested in:

    Goat Milk - no problem finding.
    Goat Cheese - no problem finding.
    Goat Yogurt - no problem finding.
    Goat Heavy Cream - would LOVE to find
    Goat Butter - would be nice, but if I had the cream, I could make it.

    It's really the goat heavy cream I'm hoping to find. I know the Whole Foods in Northbrook doesn't have it, but I haven't tried other locations.

    Also, are any cultures more into goat - so that I might find it at an ethnic store?

    Thanks for your help!

    Nancy Sexton
  • Post #2 - July 21st, 2008, 10:43 am
    Post #2 - July 21st, 2008, 10:43 am Post #2 - July 21st, 2008, 10:43 am
    Mt. sterling, a goat farm in WI makes a goat butter. I believe Whole Foods carries it.
    Think Yiddish, Dress British - Advice of Evil Ronnie to me.
  • Post #3 - July 21st, 2008, 11:03 am
    Post #3 - July 21st, 2008, 11:03 am Post #3 - July 21st, 2008, 11:03 am
    I believe that goat butter is also available at the Carpenterville Woodman store.
  • Post #4 - July 21st, 2008, 3:53 pm
    Post #4 - July 21st, 2008, 3:53 pm Post #4 - July 21st, 2008, 3:53 pm
    Actually, I bought some goat butter at Whole Foods today.

    But they don't carry Goat Heavy Cream - just regular and low-fat milks. Unless maybe they have it at busier city locations.

    Well, might just have to eat a different way for a while, cuz I don't know about trying to use the milk, or say yogurt, in recipes calling for heavy cream - Like a southern spoonbread, or a creamy mustard sauce, or whatever....

    Nancy
  • Post #5 - July 21st, 2008, 4:11 pm
    Post #5 - July 21st, 2008, 4:11 pm Post #5 - July 21st, 2008, 4:11 pm
    What if you tried to emulsify some of the softened butter into the milk, to get a fat level equal to cream? Shouldn't 1.5 parts milk to 1 part butter get you pretty close to heavy cream? Should work, especially if you're heating it, but let me know what happens if you try it.
  • Post #6 - July 21st, 2008, 7:23 pm
    Post #6 - July 21st, 2008, 7:23 pm Post #6 - July 21st, 2008, 7:23 pm
    I can also get many goat cheeses and butter at the Evanston Whole Foods - I've never seen the heavy cream, though. I also have to say that I adore Lalo's Goat Milk Ice Cream - its $7/pint - but it is well worth it once in awhile!

    I'm gluten free and cow-dairy-free, and most of the time goat products are okay. All winter I ate homeade granola for breakfast with a half cup of goat yogurt, and then after 6mos I got acid reflux - BAD, all of a sudden. I quit the yogurt, and it immediately went away, so I haven't gone back to it, so watch for that kind of reaction over time.
  • Post #7 - March 7th, 2012, 2:01 pm
    Post #7 - March 7th, 2012, 2:01 pm Post #7 - March 7th, 2012, 2:01 pm
    Fresh Farms has a new brand of goat yogurt: Coach Farm. So far they only carry four flavors: strawberry, honey, plain and vanilla. I'm eating the vanilla right now...there are actual flecks of bean in it. It's so rich and thick...it reminds me of the way Breyer's ice cream used to taste, but with less sugar and more goat.
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  • Post #8 - March 7th, 2012, 2:43 pm
    Post #8 - March 7th, 2012, 2:43 pm Post #8 - March 7th, 2012, 2:43 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:...with less sugar and more goat.

    Banner quote nominee!
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #9 - June 19th, 2012, 8:10 am
    Post #9 - June 19th, 2012, 8:10 am Post #9 - June 19th, 2012, 8:10 am
    Fresh Farms no longer carries goat yogurt. :x In what shall I dip my figs, pray tell?
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #10 - June 19th, 2012, 8:54 am
    Post #10 - June 19th, 2012, 8:54 am Post #10 - June 19th, 2012, 8:54 am
    JoelF wrote:
    Pie Lady wrote:...with less sugar and more goat.

    Banner quote nominee!

    Jeez, only took two months for someone to act on this :roll:
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #11 - June 19th, 2012, 8:56 am
    Post #11 - June 19th, 2012, 8:56 am Post #11 - June 19th, 2012, 8:56 am
    Whoo hoo!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #12 - June 19th, 2012, 10:26 am
    Post #12 - June 19th, 2012, 10:26 am Post #12 - June 19th, 2012, 10:26 am
    Got goat cheese curds at the Evanston farmers market this past Saturday. Tasty little nuggests to throw on a salad.

    Jonah
  • Post #13 - June 20th, 2012, 2:09 pm
    Post #13 - June 20th, 2012, 2:09 pm Post #13 - June 20th, 2012, 2:09 pm
    Mariano's Roscoe Village carries goat yogurt in raspberry, vanilla, blueberry, strawberry, peach, and plain.
  • Post #14 - June 20th, 2012, 2:27 pm
    Post #14 - June 20th, 2012, 2:27 pm Post #14 - June 20th, 2012, 2:27 pm
    Oooo! What brand?

    I believe there's a Mariano's opening up over here somewhere. Hopefully they get the awesomeness of goat too.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #15 - June 20th, 2012, 2:35 pm
    Post #15 - June 20th, 2012, 2:35 pm Post #15 - June 20th, 2012, 2:35 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:Whoo hoo!


    Congratulations on making the banner!
    Ms. Ingie
    Life is too short, why skip dessert?
  • Post #16 - June 20th, 2012, 3:15 pm
    Post #16 - June 20th, 2012, 3:15 pm Post #16 - June 20th, 2012, 3:15 pm
    Thanks!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #17 - June 21st, 2012, 7:23 am
    Post #17 - June 21st, 2012, 7:23 am Post #17 - June 21st, 2012, 7:23 am
    Pie Lady wrote:Oooo! What brand?

    I believe there's a Mariano's opening up over here somewhere. Hopefully they get the awesomeness of goat too.

    Between basic curiosity and this thread, I bought one 6oz tub of Blueberry Skyhill Goat Milk Yogurt from Mariano's for $1.25.

    I can't say I loved it: very strong goat/barnyard flavor, like goat cheese. I use goat cheese for more savory than sweet applications, so it just didn't seem right with sweet berries in it. It's a "blended" as opposed to a "fruit on the bottom" variety. Compared to, say, Dannon, it's thinner, tangier, plus that strong goat/barnyard flavor.

    I might pick up the plain version if I'm making, say, a tzatziki or raita, as its flavor can hold up to spicy savory stuff, but it's not something I'll want for breakfast.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #18 - June 22nd, 2012, 11:37 am
    Post #18 - June 22nd, 2012, 11:37 am Post #18 - June 22nd, 2012, 11:37 am
    Pie Lady wrote:Fresh Farms no longer carries goat yogurt. :x In what shall I dip my figs, pray tell?


    Where did you get the figs?

    I would see p. 272 of Ottolenghi's Plenty if I were you or other fig & Ottolenghi thoughts here :mrgreen:
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening
  • Post #19 - June 22nd, 2012, 11:42 am
    Post #19 - June 22nd, 2012, 11:42 am Post #19 - June 22nd, 2012, 11:42 am
    I bought them at the insanely overpriced Fresh Market in Wilmette. Never, never again. But they did have some damn fine produce/fish/meat.

    I did see 272, but I couldn't find them last week when I made the salad, so I used peaches. Really tasty, especially with that dressing.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #20 - June 22nd, 2012, 2:32 pm
    Post #20 - June 22nd, 2012, 2:32 pm Post #20 - June 22nd, 2012, 2:32 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:I bought them at the insanely overpriced Fresh Market in Wilmette. Never, never again. But they did have some damn fine produce/fish/meat.

    I did see 272, but I couldn't find them last week when I made the salad, so I used peaches. Really tasty, especially with that dressing.



    Getting peaches this weekend & Costco is supposed to have figs in by tomorrow (they told me to phone again before coming) so that may be a perfect offering for a potluck & picnic this week.
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

    Horto In Urbs- Falling in love with Urban Vegetable Gardening

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