Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Cheese: Holy Goat

Time to return to Holy Goat and visit another cheese from their range - this time a Fromage Frais.

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Cheese: Holy Goat Fromage Frais
Location: Sutton Grange Organic Farm, Victoria

Fromage Frais means "fresh cheese" and in this case it refers to a soft goats milk curd. It's made in a similar manner to cheese but once the rennet is added the curds are not allowed to set, instead they are agitated to give a texture and appearance somewhat like yoghurt.

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The first thing you'll notice, as is the case with goat cheese, is that it's very white. It has a look of being quite pure and clean.

Tastewise, it has a slight tang with those goat characteristics but it would equally at home in a savoury or sweet situation.

This cheese is also low in saturated fats.

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It has good holding characteristics and is just perfect for slathering on bread - try it on a thick slice of toasted brioche with raspberry jam.

Other ideas: as part of the filling for Stuffed Zucchini Flowers; use it in dips; add to cheesecake filling; toss through cooked pasta to form part of the sauce. I'm sure you can come up many more ideas.

Information about Holy Goat can be found in this earlier post.

Other Holy Goat cheese tasted:
Mature Veloute
Ripe Pandora

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6 comments:

  1. I don't often use fresh goats cheese, so I haven't tried this one, but have eaten the Mature Veloute before, which I loved. The Ripe Pandora you posted about earlier, looks v. v. good too.

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  2. I'm learning a lot about cheese from you. Thanks!

    Paz

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  3. Hi Y, the ripe pandora is one of my favs, just love it's gooey core. The fresh cheese is something you can add to just about anything to lift it's flavour - makes a good alternative to butter on plain bread

    Thanks Paz - glad you're enjoying the series.

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  4. Does anyone know where I can find this in Calgary?

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  5. Hi Alison - I don't think Holy Goat is available outside of Australia.

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  6. Thanks for the info on the Holy Goat Fromage. Do you have any idea where I can buy a cows milk version of the fromage frais. It's meant to be virtually fat free which makes it great for cooking and all type of snacks. I can't find it anywhere in Melbourne, other that the fruit flavoured varieties in the super market.

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