While most of our western society prefer cow milk, many people also enjoy goat milk!
WHY CHOOSE GOAT MILK OVER COW MILK?
- Goat milk contains less casein than cow milk, which, for some people, can make the milk easier to digest.
- When introduced to stomach acid the proteins in goat milk break up into smaller particles than the proteins in cow milk which also may make goat milk easier to digest.
- Goat milk is naturally homogenized, meaning the cream will not separate as much during the culturing process.
- While it is sometimes difficult to find goat milk, keeping a goat at home to milk may be much easier than keeping a cow.
HOW TO MAKE GOAT MILK KEFIR
Goat milk kefir and cow milk kefir are made the same way! You can make goat milk kefir using Milk Kefir Grains or Kefir Starter Culture. In addition to a starter culture, you'll also need the appropriate equipment for making dairy kefir. Once you've collected your ingredients and supplies, just follow the instructions included with the grains or starter culture or follow one of our tutorials on making kefir at home.
Goat Milk Kefir vs. Cow Milk Kefir
The primary difference is that the consistency of goat milk kefir tends to be thinner than cow milk kefir. Of course, milk kefir flavor may be affected by the milk used, as well.
Overall, the procedure and end results are very similar, whether you culture goat or cow milk. So choose the milk you prefer and enjoy!