1.20.15 Get Your Goat (& a short film by GFL TV)

a short film by gluttonforlife

I'm thrilled to debut a short film we made about goats. I hope it inspires you to learn more about these delightful creatures and to enjoy them in the fields and on your plate—remembering that, if you like goat cheese and goat's milk yogurt, you contribute to a more sustanainable system by eating goat's meat, too.


Here are a few recipes for cooking with goat's milk, cheese and meat:

Cajeta (Goat's Milk Caramel)

Phyllo Triangles with Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese

Birria Jocotepec (Mexican-Style Braised Goat)

Tagged — Mexico, video, GFL TV, birria, goat


I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! Seriously you need your own show madame! xo
stephanie on January 20, 2015 at 10:12 am —
From your lips…xo
laura on January 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm —
Desde Espana: Fantastic! My favorite farm animal. And your presentation, a joy to watch. Thank you. Especially the last part.
Antonia on January 20, 2015 at 10:16 am —
Thanks, Antonia! Have fun in Spain!
laura on January 20, 2015 at 3:21 pm —
Well done! Informative, entertaining, delightful. More please.
Michael on January 20, 2015 at 1:14 pm —
Loved this! Saw this on Facebook thanks to Bryan. You should get your own show.
paddockgoddess on January 30, 2015 at 6:30 am —
Stay tuned...
laura on January 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm —
you got my goat! Just wonderful!!!! Thank you, Laura.
charlotte on January 20, 2015 at 10:26 am —
Thanks, Charlotte!
laura on January 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm —
Laura, what a fabulous debut! I love that you are introducing GFL TV; you are a natural! This was an inspiring and educational short, beautifully shot. I can't believe how physical cheese making is. I need to get some now! btw, goat milk soap is wonderful, too!
Jan on January 20, 2015 at 10:35 am —
Thanks for the love, Jan! xo
laura on January 20, 2015 at 3:23 pm —
You make a very important point about the relationship between sustainability and eating meat. All dairy products--whether made from cow, goat or sheep milk-- require that female animals are impregnated and give birth. The female babies will grow up to become future milkers, but half of the young who are born will be males. Only very few males are needed to maintain the cycle, and in many cases cows are artificially impregnated. So there are many male animals who are born into the cycle and make essential contributions by providing us indirectly with milk, cheese, and yogurt and directly with meat. Many lacto-ovo vegetarians have romantic notions that by eschewing meat (from dairy animals) they are somehow opting out of a process they consider cruel to animals. When it involves pastured, sustainably raised animals, like those at the farm in your film, the opposite is true. We need to buy and eat the meat that comes from these farms in order to insure their survival. Young goat is really delicious, and anyone who eats lamb would like goat.
zindc on January 20, 2015 at 10:49 am —
Nicely articulated, Z!
laura on January 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm —
All I can say is WOW! I want more !
Louise on January 20, 2015 at 11:57 am —
Yes, ma'am! xo
laura on January 20, 2015 at 3:25 pm —
diane on January 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm —
Thanks, Diane!
laura on January 20, 2015 at 3:25 pm —
diane on January 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm —
He he
laura on January 20, 2015 at 3:25 pm —
Thanks for making this this. It was inspiring and informative to watch. Looking forward to more of these great little films in your GFL series!
NAOMI on January 20, 2015 at 6:02 pm —
Love how you've already turned it into a series…and hopefully it will be one!
laura on January 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm —
Great job to both of you! I love it. The series has begun!
Julia on January 20, 2015 at 8:39 pm —
Thanks, Half-Pint!
laura on January 20, 2015 at 8:56 pm —
Thank you for Goat 101
M on January 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm —
Finally had a moment to really sit down and watch this. It's phenomenal Laura! And bravo to G for his work behind the lens. What a dynamic duo. Seems clear that this is what you are destined to do. I don't own a TV but I'll find a way to subscribe to the GFL channel for sure~ Waiting for more...
Prairie on January 22, 2015 at 8:55 am —
Thanks, Prairie! That means a lot coming from you. xo
laura on January 23, 2015 at 9:20 am —
Laura, This is beautiful.. Consider Bardwell sells across the street from me every Saturday and we love them! You look amazing and are a naturel, plus the cinematography is wonderful. PS this is Mark's friend Bernice!
Bernice on January 25, 2015 at 10:20 pm —
Hi, Bernice! Thanks for stopping by!
laura on January 26, 2015 at 7:36 am —
Absolutely lovely! I learned a lot. What a duo you two make in so many ways. Love , love, love it. More, please.
tanya on January 29, 2015 at 8:53 pm —
Thanks, T!
laura on January 30, 2015 at 8:24 am —
I used to have a goat years and years ago, unfortunatly the only thing I did with the milk was drink it and make sauces . Now for sure cheese would be my goal. She was a funny pet that would wake me up at first sunlight to be milked and fed. Maybe some where down the road there is another goat for me to enjoy.
ron on January 29, 2015 at 10:27 pm —
Maybe it's time for you to get your goat again!
laura on January 30, 2015 at 8:25 am —
Laura, I agree with some comments: you should have your own TV show. I really enjoyed this short film.
Josee on February 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm —
I just viewed this with one of my little ones. I think by visually seeing happy healthy animals may have an impact on his choice of food. It may click now why I ask so many question when at the farmers market or when dinning out. I will be looking out for their cheese as well as asking my butcher about goat. Happy feasting.
thefolia on February 23, 2015 at 11:35 pm —
I have had goats nearly my whole life and they never fail to make me smile - people always ask why we have goats and I ask why they don't - as a bonus to the fun of watching them play, ours keep the rocky bank clear ! A lovely film:) A book recomendation - Blessed are the Cheese Makers - Ann
Ann on March 30, 2015 at 7:26 pm —