When they are young, mild and creamy, fresh goat's milk cheeses taste quite similar to cheeses made from cow's milk. Their characteristic tang develops with age and very mature goat's milk cheeses have a strong 'farmyard' flavor though they should always taste clean. Unlike most cow's milk cheeses, the paste is usually bright white in color, except for hard goat's milk cheese, which is pale yellow.
Goat's milk cheeses are just as high in fat as cow's milk cheeses, but both goat's and ewe's milk cheeses are easier to digest than cow's milk cheeses because their fat particles are smaller; some people who are intolerant of cow's milk can tolerate goat's milk.
With their high flavor, goat's cheeses cannot easily be substituted for cow's milk cheeses in cooking, but they are good in souffles, or grilled, served with salads.
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