Picture above: ricotta cheese and peach tiramisuThe only ingredients are: whole goat's milk, apple cider vinegar (which I plan to make too), butter (I guess I can use goat butter), and baking soda. Three things I can make, and one that I have large stores of.
Anyway, giving it some thought. Hubby's tummy can't handle cow's milk ("lactose intolerant"), but he does very well with goat and sheep-milk products. He can't even drink lactaid (the "lactose-free" cow's milk - ha, yeah, right). But... the goat-brie dishes I made the other day didn't cause him any discomfort at all. This goat milk ricotta keeps turning over in my mind. He hasn't tasted tiramisu in years. Or used cream cheese. Or eaten a cannoli. Or even had stuffed french toast. It's been a very long time since he's eaten lasagna, and never has had mine because I usually stuff a ton of cheese in it.
RICH RICH RICH!!!
WHAT IF... couldn't I figure out how to use this goat milk ricotta in place of marscapone cheese (cow) in a tiramisu? And, just otherwise, cook and bake with it?
This recipe is so easy that I could also make 2 or 3 times a week. We would all be eating cheese like nobody's busines! Come on... where is our &(%#$&^% property! We need goaties!
UPDATE 12/16/09: I bought some local goat milk yesterday and whipped this up after house-hunting yesterday. Easy! Delicious! Rich! Lactose-intolerant Hubby loved it. Considering how busy my life is, and how much busier it will be once we have our little homestead... this is the perfect cheese for busy people who want a quick rich cheese that they can rely on. Sorry. No pictures. We ate it too fast.