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Offline rosawoodsii

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milk temperatures, goat vs cow
« on: October 10, 2013, 07:40:22 AM »
In most of the recipes I've found on goat forums, instructions are to heat the milk to a lower temperature than for cow milk.  Does anyone know why this is, and whether it's a standard 2° difference or whether the difference would increase as the cheese making temperature changes?  That is, milk that's prepared at 88° for cow milk is listed (in parentheses) as 86° for goat milk, but I've also seen recipes that have a 4° difference when the temperature at starting is, say, 94°.

Is this arbitrary? Necessary? How would it change the cheese?
Joy


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Re: milk temperatures, goat vs cow
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 09:18:50 PM »
Does anyone have an answer to my question?  Anyone else out there make cheese with goat milk rather than cow milk?
Joy

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Re: milk temperatures, goat vs cow
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 10:18:31 AM »
 I think various books talk about it and I too have seen a range of temps.  I don't worry too much about it but if I'm thinking about it I actually use about a 5 degree difference....cooler for goat milk.  Hopefully someone who knows more than I will answer.