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Non-dairy goat cheese? WTF?

Asked by La_chica_gomela (12557points) June 15th, 2009

So, I was reading a recipe that called for “sweet grass dairy goat cheese” (all in lower case just like it’s written here) and my first thought was “dairy goat cheese?” That seems so redundant! Of course goat cheese is going to be dairy, right?

What do you think is going on with this recipe? I can’t decide if it’s
a) just redundant
b) there is such a thing as non-dairy goat cheese
c) it’s an error in the copy: i.e. the original writer was referring to a brand, such as Sweet Grass Dairy (brand) goat cheese, but the copy editor didn’t understand and changed it to lower case
d) something else

Any ideas?

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19 Answers

Kayak8's avatar

Perhaps “sweet-grass” is modifying “dairy” rather than “dairy” modifying “cheese” . . .

Darwin's avatar

There is a Sweet Grass Dairy that makes fancy goat cheese.

Feh! @Les beat me to it.

Les's avatar

@Darwin: Mwa haha!

Darwin's avatar

And apparently it is possible to make a non-dairy thing that people think tastes and smells like goat cheese.

I am hesitant to call it cheese.

Darwin's avatar

@Les: Beat that!

Les's avatar

@Darwin: You win. My internet powers are nothing compared to yours. ;-)

aprilsimnel's avatar

Awarded to @Darwin: one internet.

Congrats! But I think I’ll pass on that non-dairy, uh, thing, you posted.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Good job, Les, Darwin and others! Guess I could have figured that out by googling for myself…
I think that you’re right, it’s most likely answer C because that website says the farm is located in south Georgia, and the recipe was from a chef who lives in Atlanta.
Go team fluther!

Darwin's avatar

Yay, Team!

Darwin's avatar

@La_chica_gomela I’m passing on it, too. As a friend of mine said once about a cheap Beaujolais: “It isn’t bad, but it isn’t wine.”

oratio's avatar

It’s good that people with milk allergies can eat something cheese-like, though.

Darwin's avatar

@oratio – There is life without cheese, though.

oratio's avatar

@Darwin Sure there is. It’s just nice that one can choose.

Darwin's avatar

@oratio – Do you eat non-dairy cheese? I have had it, and I put it in the same class as “Tofu Pups,” an interesting idea but not a successful result.

oratio's avatar

@Darwin I agree. I’ve eaten tofu cheese, and I don’t want to make it a habit.

whatthefluther's avatar

@La_chica_gomela…Greetings! You called? Sorry about delay…I was else where trying to address old chests and strapless bras. Anyhow, I love goat’s cheese and can’t imagine any decent sample being non-dairy. Thanks for asking, though. See ya…wtf

Zaku's avatar

“Non-dairy goat cheese” has me imagining people chasing wild female goats around the wilderness trying to milk them.

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