Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Izzy Ponders: Is There Such A Thing As Elephant Cheese?

This question came up when we were delighting in my latest obsession, Sprout Creek Farm's Doe Re Mi Goat Cheese. This cheese is a sell-out every week and I have been fortunate enough to snag the last container for the past two weeks. So as we were nibbling, we were distinguishing between the three types of cheeses that Izzy is now familiar with, sheep's milk, goat's milk and cow's milk. This particular goat cheese is neither gamey nor goaty. Instead it is tangy, smooth and addictive. Whereas the sheep's milk cheese we favor is exceptionally sheepy.

Back to the question though. Why don't we make elephant cheese? After all, elephants do produce milk.. I explained that elephant's milk was best for baby elephants since I surmise that it would be rather difficult to milk an elephant. Did I leave anything out?

2 comments:

ann said...

I, for one, would not want to try milking an elephant! Milking cows is scary enough, especially since rather than kicking backwards like a horse, they kick forwards, just at head level. And never, ever forget that most cows weigh over 1000 pounds!

Izzy's Mama said...

I imagine that elephant milking would be a dangerous proposition but I am also curious about the flavor..they are herbivores after all..