As many of you know, we are spending this year in China. We live on an island off the coast of Fujian province, a beautiful small city named Xiamen with palm trees, beaches, and (usually, when not an El Nino year) beautiful sunny weather. It’s one of the nicest cities in China to live in, and we’ve gotten quite used to life here.
Some things, however, you just never get used to. Take the goat guy, for instance. This fella drives around with a minivan packed with five female goats, all with their udders udderly full of milk. Near our house, he’ll stop under the highway overpass and wait for customers to show up. People will tell him how much they want, and then he’ll milk the goats right then and there! I call that fresh! Then he’ll either fill up a little plastic container they’ve brought, or a little plastic baggie with the warm, fresh from the udder, goat’s milk. Oh yeah baby.
The goat guy’s actually come up in the world lately. Last year he only had two goats, and he drove them around on one of the those motorcycle truck thingys (kind of a three wheeled truck). This year he has FIVE. Yep.
We were wondering whether we should try the fresh raw goat’s milk. I’m a bit concerned that it’s not pasteurized, but I guess I could pasteurize it myself, and make feta from it or something. What do you think? Goat cheese? Goat butter (heh heh from udder to budder)?
Have you ever used raw goat’s milk? And would you try it?