Goats’ milk products from St Helen’s Farm (review)
For over a decade now, I’ve been avoiding cows’ milk because it gives me stomach ache and digestive problems. So when I was given the opportunity to review a hamper of goats’ milk products from St Helen’s Farm, I jumped at the chance. St Helen’s Farm has a good reputation for producing goats’ milk products which taste lovely without being too ‘goaty’.
The only product I had previously tried was the mild Goats Cheese which is readily available in most supermarkets. This is lovely, creamy tasting cheese. The hamper also contained a block of the Mature Goats Cheese, which was extraordinarily good. Both cheeses can be grated or sliced or eaten in chunks. We used some of the mature cheese in a butternut squash risotto, which was absolutely delicious.
We were also extremely impressed with the Goats Butter. This was especially tasty on toasted crumpets and potato cakes. It seemed lighter and more subtle than ordinary cows’ milk butter.
The milk disappeared very quickly. So much nicer than soya milk, especially when used to make my porridge in the mornings. And it seemed to keep me feeling fuller for longer. It was nice to drink on its own, and my husband tested in coffee, where again it worked better than soya milk.
And the yogurts were yummy too. I particularly enjoyed the Blueberry & Rosehip and Mango & Lime yogurts.
I feel really pleased to discover that I can have real milk, butter, cheese and yogurt made with goats’ milk. It seems much nicer to have real food rather than artificial soya-based products. Also the goats’ milk products work better when heated.
So we will definitely be buying all of these products again, checking the ‘where to buy‘ table to see which supermarkets stock which items. Waitrose and Ocado do most of the range, apart from the goats milk which is available at Sainsbury’s and Tesco. I’m going to try the cream and ice cream as well.
I accepted this hamper of goats’ milk products for the purposes of writing this review. All words and opinions expressed are my own. The photograph was taken by DTH Williams.
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