Originally Posted by taxlady
I have had wonderful tasting goats milk and awful tasting stuff. The organic stuff I got at the health food store sometimes tasted of mint or garlic. The awful tasting stuff smelled of billy goat. The best goat's milk I ever tasted was on Mallorca.
Oh that "billy goat" taste (and smell). A friend of mine can't stand the thought of any goat cheese. She grew up on a farm where they raised goats...there is definitely a distinct "odor" to billy goats.
I imagine that milk goats are like wool sheep. The feed makes a huge difference. I prefer milk from Wisconsin over milk from ON (I swear it is the plastic bags and the feed). Organic milk from Vermont is also a favorite of mine. But milk from ON
. I once read an article on the importance of the feed and the flavor of the milk. I think most ON dairy farmers feed silage that has a high corn content. WI dairy farmers feed silage with a high sweet clover content...maybe I need to find a Nubian goat farmer who feeds the goats sweet clover ...