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Frequent Questions

Why do some fresh goat cheeses have a stronger, tangier flavor than others?
How is fresh goat cheese best served?
How is Silver Goat® cheese made?
What rennet type does Silver Goat® cheeses contain?
What is the shelf life of Silver Goat® cheeses?
How should I store my fresh goat cheese?
Can I purchase Silver Goat® chèvre all year long?

Why do some fresh goat cheeses have a stronger, tangier flavor than others?
Goat’s milk is not as plentiful as cow’s milk and therefore, sometimes fresh goat cheese is made from milk collected once a week as opposed to every few days.  In older milk, acidity can develop which causes the stronger taste. 

Our milk is collected every few days from goats fed all natural, strict diets, ensuring that our products are made with the freshest milk possible.  This produces a milder, fresh tasting goat cheese.  

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How is fresh goat cheese best served?
Silver Goat® cheese is a highly versatile cheese and can be served in a variety of ways because of the many flavors and formats available.  Our cheese has a lower moisture level, making it easier to use in cooking and baking applications.  The low moisture content also allows the cheese to maintain a more consistent form, translating to an elegant presentation on cheese plates. 

If recipes call for goat cheese discs or medaillons, Silver Goat® cheese is easier to cut while cold, direct from the refrigerator. 

If you desire a creamier, more spreadable cheese, take out the cheese and let it begin to reach room temperature before serving.  The crumbles can be immediately added to the recipes and salads you plan on serving.

The Silver Goat® Pyramides easily release from the container if they are left out of the refrigerator and brought to room temperature.  With just a few gentle taps on the top and some light squeezes on the sides, the cheese should release perfectly, making for a beautiful centerpiece on a cheese plate.

For more information on serving suggestions, please visit our Recipes and Pairings section.

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How is Silver Goat® cheese made?

Silver Goat® fresh chèvre is made from 100% pasteurized grade A goat’s milk.  The goat cheese is manufactured in small batches using the traditional French methods, i.e. a lactic process which originated in Central France.  We use only microbial rennet.

Ingredients such as honey and sundried tomatoes (depending on the flavor) are added during the manufacturing process before the cheese is formed into logs or crumbles.

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What rennet type does Silver Goat® cheeses contain?
Silver Goat ® cheeses are made with microbial rennet.  This rennet type makes our cheeses kosher certified and perfect for vegetarians.

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What is the shelf life of Silver Goat® cheeses?
All of our cheeses have a best by date on the packaging.

All Silver Goat® cheeses have 120-day shelf life from date of pack.  

Please note, once the cheeses are opened and the vacuum seal is broken, the shelf life depends on how well the cheese is stored.

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How should I store my fresh goat cheese?
Cheese is a living and breathing product and therefore, it is sensitive to changing temperatures and environments.  Our Silver Goat® fresh cheese is soft and high in moisture compared to aged cheeses so storing it in a cool environment, such as the cheese or vegetable draw in your refrigerator is important.

If you have leftover cheese after opening the package, tightly rewrap the cheese in plastic wrap.  Store in your refrigerator.  Try not to put anything on top of the cheese so that it maintains its shape.  Limit the cheese’s exposure to any other foods to preserve the flavor and shelf life.

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Can I purchase Silver Goat® chèvre all year long?

Yes, Silver Goat® is fresh and available all year long.  For more information on where to purchase, click here.

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