National Goat Cheese Month


When is National Goat Cheese Month?

National Goat Cheese Month happens on Thursday August 1, 2024.


All About Goat Cheese

It’s National Goat Cheese Month, and we’re here to celebrate! Goat cheese is a delicious, versatile cheese that can be used in all sorts of recipes. In this post, we’ll give you a short overview of what goat cheese is, its history, and the different types that are available. So grab a cracker and let’s get started!

What is Goat Cheese?

Goat cheese is, quite simply, cheese made from goat’s milk. It can be made from either pasteurized or unpasteurized milk, and it comes in a variety of textures and flavors. Goat cheese is lower in fat and calories than other types of cheese, and it’s also a good source of protein.

History of Goat Cheese

Goat cheese has been made for centuries, with evidence indicating that it was being produced as early as 6000 BC. It’s thought to have originated in the Middle East or Mediterranean region, and it spread throughout Europe via trade routes. Today, goat cheese is produced all over the world.

Types of Goat Cheese

There are many different types of goat cheese available on the market today. Some of the most popular varieties include:

  • Chevre: Chevre is a French cheese that’s made from pure goat’s milk. It has a creamy texture and mild flavor.
  • Caprino: Caprino is an Italian cheese that’s made from either 100% goat’s milk or a mixture of goat’s and cow’s milk. It has a firm texture and sharp flavor.
  • Feta: Feta is a Greek cheese that’s typically made from sheep’s milk or a mixture of sheep’s and goat’s milk. It has a crumbly texture and a tangy flavor.
  • Roquefort: Roquefort is a French cheese that’s made from sheep’s milk. It has a strong, pungent flavor and is often used as a flavoring agent in other dishes.
  • Gorgonzola: Gorgonzola is an Italian cheese that’s made from cow’s milk. It has a strong flavor with hints of sweetness.


We hope you’ve enjoyed learning all about goat cheese! Whether you’re a fan of feta, chevre, caprino, roquefort, or gorgonzola, there’s sure to be a goat cheese out there that you’ll love. So go out and celebrate National Goat Cheese Month by trying some new varieties!




When does National Goat Cheese Month happen next year?

National Goat Cheese Month will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday August 1, 2025
  • Saturday August 1, 2026
  • Sunday August 1, 2027
  • Tuesday August 1, 2028
  • Wednesday August 1, 2029


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