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Old Yesterday, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Redwood Shores, CA
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I dont want to buy for fear of wasting money on something I can't use. But i am curious what goat cheese smells and tastes like.
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Old Yesterday, 05:26 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I dont want to buy for fear of wasting money on something I can't use. But i am curious what goat cheese smells and tastes like.
There are several cheeses made with goat milk, none of which has "goat odor", whatever that is. Feta is probably the best known. Chervil is a favorite.
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Old Yesterday, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I have always thought that goat cheese tastes like a wet dog smells. I have learned to like it, but it took awhile. You might try a log with blueberries or cranberries at first.
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Old Yesterday, 05:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I dont want to buy for fear of wasting money on something I can't use. But i am curious what goat cheese smells and tastes like.
I would buy a small sample, some stores sell it by the weight or even let you sample it. You should try it yourself, not rely on other people subjective opinion.
Goat cheese is very popular, especially on salads. Greek or Mediterranean restaurants use it. If you like this kind of food, you could ask to bring you a small sample of that cheese to try.

It taste great in salads and it taste fantastic when melted.
It could be an acquired taste - at first you might say: meh, but after few more times you would fall in love with it.
Given a chance (ethnic stores - Mediterranean or Arabic Food, or deli counters) sell it often in bulk, immersed in brine - try when it's really fresh. The French goat cheese seems to be less strong than the others.
You might drain it at home and soak in a plain, cold water (that has been previously boiled) for a day or so. It will make it milder. Don't buy it crumbled - buy in solid block.
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Old Yesterday, 06:01 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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As others have mentioned, there are different strengths of goat cheese. The first one I ever tried was tremendously strong tasting and I hated it, wouldn't even try it again. Then, I had some on a salad that came with a meal in an upscale restaurant and tried it again. Lovely cheese.
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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I think it used to have that "goaty" aroma/flavor but the ones I have tried lately are much milder.
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Old Yesterday, 07:12 AM
 
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Does cow cheese have that cow odor?
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Old Yesterday, 07:13 AM
 
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I havent tried it in many years because the first one I tried had that goat odor. Same as the odor of goat meat.
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Old Yesterday, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I like goat cheese, but to me, yes, it has a slightly "gamy" odor and flavor.
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Old Yesterday, 08:19 AM
 
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Can't stand goat cheese, except for feta. Don't like the "gamy" odor or flavor.

YMMV.
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