Thursday, June 9, 2011

Goats (and My Hatred of Goat Cheese)

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But it wasn't always this way...


I never liked goat cheese much. Well,... not at all. To me it tasted like male goats smell- you know, that goat-y smell/taste. Anyway, yuck. Make that yuckety-yuck-yuck.

I could agree that goats, themselves, were terrific in other ways. Just couldn't abide by the cheese.



But I kept trying it because both healthy and sophisticated people seemed to like goat cheese. Still, yuck. With dried cranberries? No good. With herbs? Nope. Black pepper? No. Even garlic? Still, no. It didn't matter.


Then, things changed...

My friends, Jane and Susan, kept goats and began to make cheese. Fresh, wonderful, non goat-y goat cheeses! Hard cheeses too! It's great stuff and I was a convert. You can visit them online here: Jane and Susan and their wonderful stuff

Buy their soaps and lotions and stop by to visit them so you can have some cheese!

goat cheese, dairy, food.

Happy Goat Cheese Ending.






9 comments:

Andrea said...

I think this is one of my favorite entries! Aside from the the homage to M. "Crazy Eyes" Deibler, the last State Executioner of France. A little surprised that an OJ/Cod Liver Oil cocktail doesn't merit a small slice of the pie.

Prof. Diddy said...

I had to edit for legibility- Glad you like this entry!

Ilene Block said...

I did not know this about you. Hmmmm, fascinating. Love the piece,

Prof. Diddy said...

Yeah, I didn't like goat cheese until Jane and Sue began plying me with their wares.

Joan Oliver Emmer said...

I just discovered this - a little bit late! I liked it so much I shared it on FB!

Patti A. said...

The authoress, already a favorite of mine, scores high with her commentary of goats!

Anonymous said...

I used to hate goat cheese for the same reason: it tastes like goats smell! And I too, discovered that its not goat cheese I dislike, its supermarket goat cheese. Really good fresh goat cheese is delicious. I'm a fan of Purple Haze Chevre.

Anyhoodle, loved this. Read it after Joan Oliver Emmer posted it on FB.

Sarah Louise Upjohn said...

Hahaha the whole time I'm reading this I'm picturing you telling the story ("you know, that goat-y smell/taste...")
lol

C. L. Deibler said...

@Sarah Louise, thanks! Appreciate your good thoughts.