How to Make Flavored Goat Cheese

By on October 25, 2012

Tricia makes chevre (goat cheese) logs and rolls them in herbs or spices. Learn how!

Add mixtures of herbs and spices to your homemade goat cheese, and create signature flavored goat cheeses for each season.

In our video on making goat cheese Tricia starts off by milking the goats and finishes by rolling goat cheese logs in two different blends of herbs and spices, for richly flavored cheeses.

Tricia uses our Fresh Goat Cheese Kit. For details on how to make goat cheese, watch our video and read our article, Easy steps to homemade goat cheese.

How to add flavors to goat cheese

Once you have made your chevre (goat cheese) you can:

Mix herbs or spices, check out the Herbs de Provence recipe

Stir the seasoning mixture into the cheese or

Roll logs of cheese in the seasoning mixture to form a flavored and decorative crust

Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks

Recipes for flavorings for goat cheese

In our video Tricia snips herbs from her organic garden to use in the


Fresh Herbs mixture
Rosemary
Sage
Basil
Parsley
Marjoram
Dried Meyer lemon peel

Tricia stirs together dark spices for her


Moroccan Spice mixture
Black pepper
Cardamon
Cinnamon
Cloves
Ginger
Ground coriander
Cumin

Garnish with edible flowers. Tricia is using cool-season violas. Warm-season edible flowers from your garden could be nasturtiums or borage.

More stir-in mixtures to flavor goat cheese


Summer mixture from Central Coast Foodie
Mashed figs
Honey

Fall mixture from Homesteading Today
Walnuts or almonds, toasted and chopped fine
Dried cranberries, chopped fine
Sweeten with honey or orange zest

cheese makingFor more information about homemade cheeses we have a collection of books for you:
Home Cheesemaking by the famed Ricki Carroll has instructions for making cheese, and recipes for cooking with cheese.
*  A short intro to the world of dairy is the booklet Making Cheese, Butter & Yogurt (again by Ricki Carroll).
* A great step-by-step instructional book is One-Hour Cheese.
We hope you’ll try homemade goat cheese soon, and we’d be interested to hear about your combinations of flavorings.

  Comments (2)

M

Hi! Love the article which inspired me to get a kit to make my own goat’s cheese. I recently goats cheese with honey and it was divine. The honey was mixed in with the cheese not drizzled on it. So I was wondering if you could advise me on how to add honey to homemade goat’s cheese. Like how much honey per gram of cheese and when to add it. From the shop bought (handmade) cheese I tasted it was perfect! Thanks for any help you can offer smileI’ve tried several books and browsed the internet but can’t find any information on making it. Thanks!

Posted by Maria O'Carroll on Dec. 01, 2017 at 11:49:44 AM

Maria, here is some helpful information from our resident cheese maker, Sarah…Hi! One of my favorite flavors of homemade goat cheese is with honey, toasted pecans and dried cranberries. There is no recipe however as everything is seasoned to taste. Remember when adding honey that it is a liquid, so you may want to drain the cheese a little bit more than normal so that is has the right moisture content as a finished product.  Add a little honey to your finished cheese, mix it in, taste it and add more if its not sweet enough.  Also, don’t forget to add a little salt even though it’s a sweet cheese.  The salt will bring out all of the flavors.  Good luck!

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Dec. 05, 2017 at 3:28:06 PM

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