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Offline scasnerkay

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Chevre flavor
« on: April 28, 2012, 09:21:48 PM »
I mada a batch of chevre from some goats milk from the local Trader Joes (not ultra-pasturized) and the texture was good, but the flavor was more mild than I wanted. Will the sharpness and gaminess be more pronounced if I let it sit longer before draining? I think I let it sit at temperature for about 7 hours, with visible separation of whey.
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Re: Chevre flavor
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 02:58:39 AM »
Sharpness (i.e. acidity): yes.
Gaminess: no.

I would normally leave chevre to sit for around 18 hours before draining. Try leaving the next batch to ripen for at least 12 hours and see if you like the taste better. The "gamey" taste is either in the milk or it's not - depends on the breed of goat, their diet, time of year & so on - the culturing time won't change that.