Thursday, March 20, 2008
(photo courtesy of Drake Family farms.)
From Utter to Cheesecake
Drake Family Farm, West Jordan, Utah
WHAT'S A SNUBIAN GOAT?
The Drake Family raises Saanen and Nubian dairy goats. They have also added Snubians (a Saanen and Nubian mix) to their herd.
Here's one of the Drake's goats. Look how cute she is! I feel very satisfied at the thought of making a pie with the cheese that came from this cute goat. These goats are a-typical, they are prettier and much more graceful and mellow than the goats I was accustomed to.
As part of our pie-making extravaganza (see previous post) we drove to Drake's family farm in the a.m. and picked up some goat's milk, chevre, yogurt and eggs.
I told Ron Drake, the founder of the goat farm, that we wanted to make a cheesecake with his cheese and he gave us a few pounds of chevre to experiment with.
We made a cheesecake that called for:
frothy egg whites.
And some egg yolks:
This is the cheesecake we made....
It was pretty good, but a little too dry. We're going to keep experimenting!