This fact sheet was developed by students enrolled in Purdue's ANSC 442 Sheep Management course in Spring 2006, as a semester project. These fact sheets provide useful information on various topics related to sheep. View the list of fact sheets.



How to Make Chevre Cheese

Lindsy Redden
Jenna Smith
Casey Bruns

goat photo

ANSC 442
Spring 2006
Group Project

Ingredients

 


The Process

STEP 1

Warm the milk to room temperature (68-70 °F)

 

STEP 2

Dissolve 1/2 of the rennet tablet in 1/4 cup warm water

STEP 3

Stir in the buttermilk and mix thoroughly

 

STEP 4

Stir in the rest of the rennet and mix thoroughly

STEP 5

Cover and let it sit for a total of 24 hours

 

STEP 6

After 24 hours, check the mixture for clean breaks

STEP 7

At this time, the curd should be firm enough to cut into 1/2 inch cubes

 

STEP 8

Next ladle the curds into a sterile cloth located suspending above a colander

STEP 9

Place that in a refrigerator or cool place for 24 hours

 

STEP 10

After the 24 hours has passed, the whey should all be drained

STEP 11

Next add about 1-2 teaspoons of salt

 

STEP 12

Cover and place in the refrigerator

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

The Cheese will not last much longer than two weeks.


 

Uses For Your Cheese

 

Leave the cheese as is and ENJOY!
Make molds out of the cheese by taking what you have and pressing them into shapes which you desire.
Use it to make cheese cake.
Add some powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a bit of lemon juice to the cheese then whip the mixture together to form a smooth blend. Serve with sliced Strawberries.
Make Blue Cheese out of the mixture by following the directions at:
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/Cheese/Blue_Cheese/Blue_Cheese.htm

Nutritional Information

When looking at the nutritional qualities of goat cheese, it is most commonly compared to cream cheese from cow's milk. The reason for this is because goat cheese is a soft cheese with ab out the same consistency as cow' s cream cheese. Cheese made from goat milk is healthier in terms of calories, protein, fat, and cholesterol when compare d to cream cheese made from cow's milk. The following is the nutritional information for an ounce of goat cheese compared to an ounce of cow's cream cheese.

  Goat Cheese Cow's Cream Cheese
Calories 69.4 99.5
Protein (in grams) 4 2.1
Fat (in grams) 5.5 10
Cholesterol (in milligrams) 17.6 30.5

References

How to Make Farmer's Cheese. David B. Fankhauser, Ph.D. March 2005. University of Cincinnati Clermont College. 21 March 2006. http://biology.clc.uc.edu/Fankhauser/Cheese/Farmers_Cheese.htm.

Why Goat Cheese? Haystack Mountain Cheese. 21 March 2006. http://www.haystackgoatcheese.com/why_goat_cheese.htm.