One of the lovely things about living with goats is the fresh milk they produce. I was terrifically hesitant to take my first sip of goat milk, and was delightfully surprised to find that it tasted very much like the cow's milk I was used to, but perhaps a bit creamier. Soon we stopped buying milk at the store, and used only our own fresh goat milk for drinking and cooking.
Because my goats produce more milk that we can drink, it didn't take long before I tried my hand at making simple Chevre, a basic goat cheese, from the bounty that was filling my refrigerator.
It had never occurred to me that some day I would be whipping up batches of fresh cheese, in my very own kitchen, with milk I procured from my very own goat. It's implausibly delicious.