Kate Downham wrote:
I haven't noticed the taste change when we've had a buck around our does.
Su Ba wrote:Kate is right on the mark about the many reasons for off flavored milk. Goat breed. Individual goat. What they eat. How quickly the milk is chilled. How long it is stored and at what temperature. Whether or not it has been pasteurized. But I'd like to add cleanliness to her list. Milking into a dirty pail or letting dirt and hair fall into the milk can affect its taste too. Personally I like to milk into a glass or stainless steel receptacle. No plastic or aluminum.
Simon Allins wrote:When I drink raw goats milk within a day I don't taste goat, the longer you store It the stronger the taste.
I don't mind the strong taste, but if you do, make kefir from the milk, all the goaty taste and smell is gone...