Dairy is an important aspect of my diet, and I probably eat it at least twice a day, whether it’s in the form of yoghurt, cheese, or milk. It’s a decent source of protein, and I like full-fat versions because they’re less refined. When it comes to milk, I still go for almond milk because of its rich creaminess and flavour. My go-to yoghurt is full-fat Greek yoghurt since I like the creamy, almost indulgent taste, and my cheese of choice is currently feta and halloumi cheese.
Goat’s milk isn’t a common item on a British shopping list when it comes to milk, cheese, and other dairy products since cow dairy products are more prevalent. Goat milk, on the other hand, is so safe and pure, with tiny fat particles, that many people find it to be better for their digestion.
St Helen’s Farm has challenged me to switch all of my cow dairy goods to goat dairy products and share my thoughts in order to show the versatility and consistency of goat products. I received a beautiful hamper filled with St Helen’s Dairy goat items, including:
Goat milk – whole, semi-skimmed, and skimmed cartons
Yogurt – natural and fat-free.
Yogurt with delicious flavours
Goats’ butter – smooth and creamy.
Goat cheese with a mild flavour
Goat cheese that has matured
Goat cheese that can be spread
I’d never tried any goat’s produce before, apart from goat’s cheese, so I was excited to dive in. The first item on my list to try was the natural yoghurt, which is a summertime breakfast standby that I usually eat with my Peanut Butter Granola and fresh berries.
It has the consistency of runny natural yoghurt and a tang to it. Even though the taste isn’t as rich as Greek yoghurt, I liked it and think it’ll be a good lighter alternative. Specific pots of yoghurt create a wonderful afternoon or evening snack; my particular favourites are the honey-flavored versions.
I used the award-winning goats’ butter to make our weekend waffles, which has been a family favourite. I’m not sure what I was planning, but it mixed in well with the waffle batter, and none of us detected a change in flavour. It produces the creamiest mashed potatoes as well.
We all sampled all three goat’s milk varieties, and no one batted an eyelid about the flavour, which is almost as smooth as normal cow’s milk. It’s certainly thinner than cow’s milk, and it made my stomach feel better.
Since goat’s milk is nutritionally equivalent to cow’s milk, the body would not lose out on essential vitamins and minerals if you switch. I used it in baking, tea, porridge, and frying, giving it the same versatility as cow’s milk.
Overall, we’ve all been blown away by not just the nature of St Helen’s Farm goods, but also the quality of goat’s dairy in general, since it’s something we’ve never purchased before.
I will gladly purchase these items for my family again because we loved them because, with the exception of the yoghurt, we didn’t find any differences in flavour, and they easily fit into our everyday routine. In the coming weeks, keep an eye on the blog for a tasty autumn-inspired recipe using goat’s cheese.
Visit the St Helen’s Farm page for more details on the health advantages of goat’s milk items.
‘What are your views on the dairy products made of goats milk? Have you ever tried any of these items?