DIY home-made goat cheese with tarragon |
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Goat Cheese

Here is a recipe to make goat cheese at home with a few simple steps!  Goat milk has been available in my local grocery store for some time and this cheese is so easy to make. 

Course Goat Cheese
Cuisine French
Keyword cheese, cheese making, goat milk, homemade, how to make cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 120 kcal
Author Analida


  • 1 qt goat milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar white
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dried herbs of your choice


  1. Line a colander with two or three layers of fine cheesecloth.
  2. In a heavy bottom sauce pan heat the goat milk until it reaches 180'F. Stir frequently to ensure even heat throughout.
  3. Remove from heat immediately; add the lemon juice, and stir a couple of times until combined.

  4. Add the vinegar, stir briefly until combined and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes. 

  5. The curds will not be large, on the contrary they will be like tiny specks. 

  6. Slowly ladle into the cheesecloth. Add the salt and stir lightly.

  7. Gather the ends of the cheesecloth, and tie them with kitchen string. Tie to your faucet.
  8. Allow it to hang and drip for about 1 hour.
  9. Place on a cutting board and shape. Sprinkle with died herbs of your choice.

  10. Refrigerate and serve when set.
Nutrition Facts
Goat Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 273mg 11%
Potassium 371mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 6.2%
Vitamin C 25.6%
Calcium 22.1%
Iron 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.