A long time ago, I really liked the stuff. Then I had a very severe case of food poisoning (several days in bed with joints so painful I thought I must surely be dying), and goats cheese was the culprit. Since then.... well... I can't stand the stuff.
I love milk. Milk, however, doesn't always agree with me, and makes me bloated. A2 milk works reasonably well, but I can only get that when I go to certain supermarkets, or when Ocado delivers. Raw milk is also great, but that involves a trip to far distant farmers markets (I tried having it delivered. It might be OK in the winter, but not in the spring/summer/autumn!).
I drink a lot of home fermented kefir, made using cows milk, and this also helps my bloating problem. I don't like my Kefir fizzy, though, nor strong tasting, so I keep it in the fride to slow it down. I also am a bit erratic in drinking it.
I have water kefir, which I quite like, but that hasn't really helped with the bloating problem.
I'd been looking at Chuckling Goat's creams. Not eating creams, creams for the skin. I bought some, and I've been using it on my face to see if it helps with my Rosacea. A bit. But it hasn't cured it. Extending my use of it, however, did improve the skin on my legs, and stopped a neck-rash outbreak in its tracks. Because of that, I looked more closely at their goats milk kefir, and the claims they made for it.
In the end, I took the plunge and ordered a 3 week course (I'll need 9 weeks to clear my rosacea). In anticipation, I also bought some fresh goats milk from the supermarket. It sat for 2 days in the fridge, before I could make myself open it and taste it. I remembered trying goats milk when I was a kid (pun intended), and it was vile.
Well, I opened it, and poured some in a glass. It was very, very white. Like emulsion paint. It didn't smell, whch was a good thing. It tasted...OK. I think I could drink it. I need to try it in our morning latte and see what happens. The carton I bought will probably go off before I make myself do that. I've seen that my milkman also delivers fresh goats milk, so I'm going to add that to my order.
The Kefir arrived. It didn't stink as I expected (again remembering the goats milk as a child). I pored some out. 170ml is quite a lot actually. I started to drink it. It reminded me of... of.... cheesey feet. And then I realised what it really tasted like: fizzy, runny, goats cheese.
I gagged. I continued. Everntually, it was all gone. The book suggested blending with a banana (and adding stevia if needed). I didn't reallhy want to do this, I wanted to see if I could acclimate myself.
Day 2, it wasn't so bad to drink. I downed half the glass in one go. It wasn't great, but it was OK.
During Day 2, it started to work.
Firstly, I had lots of digestive noises. And then lots of wind. And then, well, it was obviously clearing out my stomach contents. In the evening, I felt a little nauseous. I knew from the book that this was normal, it was just the kefir doing it's spring cleaning of my gut.
This morning, I just could not bring myself to drink it. I think it as because I'd felt a little sick last night, that I was rassociating the taste of goats cheese with being so very ill. It got to 2pm today, and I still hadn't drunk my dose.
I gave in, and blended it with a banana. As I was blending it, I realised that it probably wasn't a great idea (in my case) to do this. I had a strong suspicion that the drink was bow going to just taste like fizzy banana-ey goats cheese. And it did. It was also very very sweet. Still, I managed to swallow it.
The book advises what foods should be avoided during the "detox" phase. Hmm. I think I'm probably going to ignore most of that. (Avoid cow dairy products, bread, rice, pasta, sugar).
I need to take some photos of my rosacea so I can check progress.