Once you first taste goat milk, you’re guaranteed to remember it. As a general rule, it is usually quite tangy with an unmistakable aftertaste that is best described as “goaty” (some indeterminate mix of hay and animal sweat). Applied sparingly as an undertone, this is the flavor that makes goat cheese work — it plays nicely (if roughly) with more conventional cheese flavors.
Knowing this, you might be a little timid about sampling Caprine Supreme drinkable goat milk yogurt, made in Black Creek, WI and sold locally at Seward C0-op. The peach variety was smooth and a little thick, laced with pieces of peach and a nice yogurt tang. There was a faint “goaty” flavor at the end, but it would perhaps be better described as fresh and tangy.
For those trying to eat (and drink) locally and sustainably, it’s worth pointing out that Caprine Supreme is a family-operated farmstead plant — they raise and milk their own goats and make their own cheeses and yogurt.