goats cheese more easily digested

goats cheese and crackers

goats cheese more easily digested

It is a world of wonder. I thought I had hit on a big score this afternoon, when I looked up on this glorious interweb, bechamel sauce, and found a recipe being made from goats cheese. I really felt like eating meat today, and because it is cold and cosy, I started craving something like lasagne. (Bechamel sauce is the white sauce in lasagne) So I did some research!

Goat in a forestAs I understand it, people who are lactose intolerant, can sometimes tolerate goats milk. This is what I found at the supermarket! – – >ย http://english.frico-corporate.nl/frico-products/speciality-cheeses/chevrette/chevrette-mild.htm?steID=2&itmID=320ย It was delicious!!

Seemingly I can not tolerate even this, hehe, but it is tasty ๐Ÿ™‚

And it is better for you. The enzymes in goats milk are more like the enzymes in human milk. (1) It does still contain lactose, but it is much more easily digested. (2)

When you digest cows milk, it leaves behind a mucus on your colon, because you can’t digest it (sorry to be so gross! but it is true), and goats milk, because it is much more easily digested does not do this to the same extent. (1)

goats cheese and crackersSo some people who are intolerant to cows milk, can stomach it. Apparently I am not one of these people!!

Interestingly, 75% of people are intolerant to lactose because we stop producing lactase which is the enzyme you use to digest lactose and casein, and only 25 % of people develop lactase persistence, which means that they produce lactase into adulthood. (3)

Interesting stuff!

Goats milk does not contain casein, which, when not broken down by the enzyme lactase, coagulates in our stomach and is very difficult for our bodies to break down. (1)

And the end of the story is that it was never going to work in any case. Bechamel sauce is not very nice with almond milk. It makes it taste very sweet, and it doesn’t thicken properly, until you have completely taken it off the stove and let it sit for a few minutes.

I wasn’t going to waste my $11.95 block of goats cheese in some sickly sweet almond concoction. Not that it matters, because I can’t eat goats cheese anyway. ๐Ÿ™ Editing this blog, I feel soooo sick.

Most people can’t tolerate lactose. I think you only notice properly though, when you have abstained for a couple of weeks and then add it back into the diet.

Interestingly, butter has much less lactose than other dairy products. However, there are other reasons why you wouldn’t eat butter ๐Ÿ™‚

Boo hoo! I thought I had found the best cheese alternative.

Time to start researching nut cheeses! hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

I am hungry, bon appetit!

(Ouch!!! That really hurts!! hehe)


1. Kimberly Snyder. The Beauty Detox Solution. Mira Books, Chatswood. 2011

2. Dynamic Chiropractic.ย Goat’s Milk: A Natural Alternative for Milk Sensitive Patients. [Internet] c2013. [cited 2013 Sep 16] Available at:ย http://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=38646

3. Wikipedia. Lactose Intolerance. [Internet] 2013 [cited 2013 Sep 16] Available at:ย http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactose_intolerance

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