To be able to produce goat’s milk, cheese, and yoghurt, dairy goats must give birth to kids, just as cows must have calves in order to produce milk. Half of the kids are billy goats and as they are unable to produce milk, they are not useful to the dairy farm. The meat or ‘chevon’ produced by these billy goats is young and tender. It has a unique flavour and the meat is easy to prepare using various methods.
Basic techniques: slow cooking, cooking sous-vide, confiting, brining, marinating, grilling, boiling, frying, roasting, braising, barbecuing.
Flavour combinations: lemon, goat’s cheese, capers, almond, anchovies, aniseed, apricot, aubergine, cardamom, cherry, coriander, garlic, artichoke, mint, onion, peas, peach, potato, rhubarb, rosemary, saffron, tomato, thyme.