Goats cheese

07. Goats cheese

Goat’s cheese was introduced in Europe by the Arabic invasions. After the battle of Poitiers of 532AD, the Saracens settled in Poitou and raised goats. 

There are goat’s cheeses in each of the families of cheeses, except cooked, pressed cheeses, which demand large quantities of cheese, which is too large for the goat population. But most goat’s cheeses belong to the family of cheeses which are soft with a natural rind.