Being intolerant to cow’s milk, you kind of miss things like yoghurts, and big hunks of cheese on bread.
Yes, there’s soya yoghurts and what have you, and whilst they are great in their own way, they’re no substitute for a nice, creamy texture.
Which is why when I got the chance to review some goats milk products from St Helen’s Farm I was more than willing to give it a try.
Goats milk is apparently easier to digest than cows milk for some people, so can be a better alternative to cows milk for some people who are intolerant. (You can read more about that on the website.)
A lovely hamper of different goats milk products arrived to try, including goats milk, butter, cheeses, and yoghurts.
With two fussy children, and as a mum always on the lookout for a healthy variety of foods to feed them, I was keen to see what they thought of goats milk as well as they had never tried it before.
Would they be able to tell the difference?!
The happy answer was no, they couldn’t and they especially loved the yoghurts. The raspberry and elderflower flavour and Sicilian lemon ones were the outright favourites, they both liked them.
To get them both liking the same thing at the same time is an achievement in itself lately!
The 8 year old enjoyed the goats milk on his cereal, and said he really couldn’t tell the difference between his usual cows milk that he has on there.
My personal favourite had to be the cheese. The children weren’t so keen, as it was quite a strong taste compared to what they’re used to – I suppose if your favourite is mild cheddar it could be thought of as a bit strong.
Me, on the other hand adore all kinds of cheese and textures, and it’s the one thing I miss most about not being able to have milk.
The mature goats cheese was gorgeous, a kind of nutty taste and crumbly texture.
I’ll definitely be getting more goats milk products in future, especially as it’s something me, the Dad, AND both kids like and can eat all at the same time!
I received a hamper of goats milk products in order to do this review. All thoughts, words and opinions completely true and my own.