Two hours north of Montreal, Canada, lies the Abbey of the Benedictine Nuns of Mont-Laurier. For many years the Abbey has been producing a variety of superb goat cheeses. The art and science of their cheesemaking has been recorded in this, their book, "Goat Cheese: Small-Scale Production".
DESCRIPTION: "Goat Cheese: Small Scale Production", by the Mont-Laurier Benedictine Nuns (95 pages, paperback). For the "kid" in all of us! Based on the technical experiences of the Nuns of Mont-Laurier, this book is a comprehensive treatment on all aspects of goat cheese production. Book includes: general information on goat milk (its definition, composition and conditions for ensuring high-grade milk); general priciples of cheesemaking; the production of cheese starter cultures; the fabrication of unripened and ripened soft cheeses; the conditions necessary for aging cheeses in the cheese cellar; and information on goat yogurt, goat butter, goat ice cream and a host of other recipes using goat milk.
This book is more technically oriented and not for the true "beginner", but it is a wealth of exceptional information for those with experience in making goat cheese.