Goat cheeseA versatile, flavourful classic
Often called by its French name chèvre, meaning goat, this cheese comes in many different flavours and textures - from crumbly to creamy, young to mature, mild to tangy. A versatile cheese, it can be white, coated with ash or herbs, or wrapped in grape leaves. Its distinct character comes from capric acid (after the Latin word capra, for ”goat”), a flavourful fatty acid that promotes the development of good intestinal bacteria in humans and is sold as a health food product. Thanks to its relatively low lactose content, both goat and sheep cheese are excellent choices for people with lactose intolerance.