We could talk about cheese 'til the cows come home, but the dairy you should be paying special attention to is goat cheese. Logs of chevre are great, but there are so many other varieties out there waiting to be devoured.
Goat cheese isn't just tangier than cheese from cow's milk — it's actually healthier, too. There are lower lactose levels in goat's milk, and the smaller protein structure and finer curds make it easier to digest for people who are sensitive to lactose. Goat's milk also helps fight anemia with additional iron and also has more calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and B than cow's milk.
By buying goat cheese, you're also usually supporting smaller, more sustainable farms, because goats don't need as much room to graze and they produce more milk — a gallon per 70 pounds of feed — than the average cow.
Still not won over? Try one of these delicious ways to replace your favorite cow's cheese — be it blue cheese or Brie — with goat's cheese. Trust us: They can't be bleat. (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.)