National Goat Cheese Month - August
history of the production of goat cheese goes back beyond the time of
the ancient Greeks to when the goat was first domesticated about 5000
BC. The cheese has always enjoyed a strong popularity and spread
from the Mediterranean to Eastern Europe, Africa, South West Asia and
India. The first settlers in America included goats in their
inventory of dairy animals and the dairy goat has always been a
presence on the typical American farm.
During the last decade
there has been an enormous increase in consumer interest for domestic
goat cheeses. The number of domestic goat cheese producers has
increased dramatically and there are currently over 50 such producers
in the United States. Thus, there is today, an extraordinary
array of American Goat Cheeses. A cheese tray worthy of the name
cannot in fact, be truly complete without a typical American made goat
cheese, be it spiced or plain, subtle or fresh, resting next to its
peers made from cows milk.
The variety and shapes and qualities
of goat cheeses is matched only by the diversity of the American
regions of their origin. Be it the hills of New England or
upstate New York; the countryside of the Virginias or Carolinas; the
Mid-West or Upper Mid-West; from the Texas plains to the Rockies and on
to the coastal valleys of the West Coast; each cheese reflects the
individual terrain and local traditions of the area of its production.
keeping with National Goat Cheese Month, dairy goat breeders strive to
make the circle complete by bringing the milk producer together with
the end user of the product and connect every step in between.
What is more basic than food, and what food is more basic than goat
milk and its hundreds of products. Try some goat cheese today!
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Farmstead Goat Dairy
3255 Buffalo Creek Farm Road
Germanton, NC 27019