Benefits

  • A 1-oz serving has 75 calories and 6 grams of fat, much of it saturated. But that’s less than some other softcheese, she says. Goat cheese also gives you 5 grams of protein and 40 mg calcium, along with about 3% of your daily iron recommendations. All of that can even give goat an edge over cow milk.
  • Goat cheese also gives you 5 grams of protein and 40 mg calcium, along with about 3% of your daily iron recommendations.
  • Goat cheese stands out due to its ease to digest,” says Cathy Strange, the global cheese buyer for Whole Foods Market. “The protein structure is different from other animals’ milk; it’s easier to breakdown because the fat does not separate.”
  • It has fewer calories than cow’s cheese.  Goat cheese clocks in at just 75 calories per ounce—significantly less than popular cow cheeses like mozzarella (85), brie (95), Swiss (108), and cheddar (115).
  • It also has more vitamins and minerals than cow’s cheese.  Goat’s milk is richer in essential nutrients vitamin A, vitamin B, riboflavin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium.
  • Goats are easier on the earth.  Since they’re smaller than cows, they require less space and less food. Goats can also survive in places where other dairy animals literally can’t: They’re opportunistic foragers who happily munch on a wide variety of plants that cows won’t eat, like desert scrub, weeds, trees, shrubs, and aromatic herbs.
  • Great Pairings:
    • Stuff roasted peppers with goat cheese and warm in oven.
    • Top pizza with creamy chèvre and chopped fresh tomatoes and basil.
    • Roll fresh goat cheese in nuts or breadcrumbs; bake 10 minutes at 350°F.
    • Stuff fresh herbed goat cheese into chicken or pork tenderloin.
    • Crumble goat cheese on steamed asparagus, grilled zucchini or roasted eggplant.
    • Add goat cheese to omelets or quiche with herbs, ham or prosciutto.
    • Pair any goat cheese with fruit and walnuts served with artisan honey. Discover even more goat cheese recipes (such as a fabulous quiche!).
  • Low Sodium:  Goat cheese contains less than half of the amount of sodium than regular cheese. Excess sodium can lead to chronic conditions and potentially fatal diseases like heart attack and even stroke (4). Usually, doctors recommend we have no more than 2,300 mg of sodium daily. If you are someone who cannot resist the cheese, you might want to switch to goat cheese.