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A practical guide to goat cheese


Sophisticated yet versatile, goat cheese can enhance the flavour of any dish. It’s no wonder 23.5% of operators feature goat cheese on their menu.1 While its popularity rises as a cheese for pizza across Canada, goat cheese is also trending in appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and more!2

Fact About Goat Cheese

Did you know goat cheese is naturally low in lactose? It could be an appealing option for diners looking to reduce their lactose intake.

Goat Cheese Taste and Texture Profile

Our goat cheeses are made with 100% fresh Canadian goat’s milk. They have a tangy taste and a texture that ranges from delicate and refined to creamy and fresh.

Our goat cheeses are offered in different varieties for all kinds of applications.

Five Categories of Goat Cheese - a Range of Possibilities

Soft Fresh Goat Cheese

Our Soft Fresh Goat cheese is rich and creamy. Available pre-crumbled, it’s a quick addition to all kinds of pizzas, poutines, wraps, salads and so much more, like in these inspirations: Pear, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Pizza and Jicama Poutine with Goat Cheese. It’s also the ultimate cheesecake base.

Cream Cheese Product

Our cream cheese product is a great spread for cheeseboards, crostini appetizers and breakfast items like bagels. It’s offered in portion control formats and logs.

Goat Milk Feta Cheese

Salty and tangy, our Goat Milk Feta cheese crumbles easily and is easy to cut. Perfect for adding an authentic Mediterranean taste to your menu, just like in this Orzo, Feta cheese, Chicken and Green Apple Salad inspiration. It comes in practical formats ideal for foodservice operators.

Surface-Ripened Goat Cheeses

Our Paillot de Chèvre, Le Cendrillon and Goat Brie cheeses are crafted in small batches according to traditional recipes, granting them numerous awards! These one-of-a-kind cheeses each boast a distinctive flavour profile, adding a decadent twist to many recipes while providing an instant wow factor to all sorts of dishes.

Our Paillot de Chèvre Goat cheese holds its shape under heat and gives this winter bowl inspiration an interesting kick.

Firm Goat Cheeses

Our Caprano cheese has a mild, elegant taste, and a tender texture that becomes crumblier and more pronounced with age. It’s available aged 4 or 18 months.

Goat Cheese Platters

Goat cheese makes the perfect addition to any cheeseboard. It can please the most refined palates and satisfy all tastes. For more inspiration, check out this Goat cheese & Co. platter and discover these 3 no-waste cheese assortments using Le Cendrillon and Aged Caprano cheeses.

Take full advantage of goat cheese’s unique taste and texture to enhance your menu!

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1 Technomic Q2 2019 to Q2 2020
2 Technomic Ignite menu data, Q1 2020 to Q1 2021

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