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I might have been a mouse in a former life.

I miss cheese. I haven’t found a good lactose free substitute.

Since I can’t give up cheese entirely, I try to eat only well made and unusual flavors of cheese. My taste buds love the treat, I get my cheese fix, and it does not happen often enough (no longer several times a day) to mess with my stomach.

That means I can still enjoy pizza, my go to I don’t feel like cooking/I don’t know what to make/we have to clean out the fridge/I want something quick and easy meal. Although now our pizzas look a little more like this: Montchevre  Bucheron goat cheese, shrimp, and sun dried tomatoes pizza on a whole wheat pizza crust.

My apologies for the Instagram photo. I didn’t have time to grab the camera
 because we dove into the pizza as soon as it came out of the oven! 

This may look and taste like a very expensive pizza but it isn’t. I made the whole wheat pizza crust in the bread maker (get my whole wheat pizza crust recipe here.) I dried last summer’s garden tomatoes in dehydrator as well as the basil. I usually have Aldi frozen shrimp in the freezer. That leaves just the cost of the cheese, which I can put the money I saved on the rest of the ingredients toward the goat cheese.



Best. Experiment. Ever. I am never going back to mozzarella on a pizza again. It’s goat cheese for me!

Goat cheese must be low on the lactose because I can tolerate goat cheese better when I forget to take my lactose digesting enzymes (which don’t always work for me so I forget to take them.)

I’m going to stick with Montchevre goat cheese because Montchevre makes more than one type of goat cheese. I knew there were flavored goat cheeses like cranberry and garlic and herb and the like but I did not know you could make brie (my favorite!), Bucheron, feta, and cheddar cheese with goat cheese too. I see more goat milk cheese in my lactose intolerant that tolerates goat cheese future.

Husband and I almost fought over the goat milk cheddar sticks. So good!

When I found out Montchevre does social good by creating their products using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices like converting their industrial waste from their manufacturing with an anaerobic digester into electricity to power their company my little green heart did the happy dance. When I found out the Montchevre also sponsors an orphanage in Ghana, I wanted to give their goats a hug. Unfortunately, I can’t hug their goats because Montchevre buys their goat milk from small goat farms in the US. I guess I’ll have to support them by buying their yummy cheeses instead. Fine by me.

Montchevre Goat Cheese Giveaway 

Montchevre and The Balancing Act are sponsoring a giveaway of their amazing cheese on Lazy Budget Chef. Trust me gang you want to enter this giveaway! I am giving away one assortment of Montchevre cheeses like the assortment I got to sample.



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The giveaway runs from February 20 – to March 3, 2013. I will use a random number generator to select the winner. Good Luck!

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Comments

Sowing Stitches said…
If it starts with C and ends with E... that's my favorite ChessE....I've yet to meet a cheese I didn't like!
Unknown said…
I love goat cheese. Actually, I love all cheeses, but chevre is right up there. And brie. And mozzarella. And Emmentaler...and, and and AND. Thank you for sponsoring this contest.

Did I mention that I love cheese?
Unknown said…
love goat cheese!! My favorite is a salad with goat cheese, chopped pears, dried cranberries and cashews! MMM!! Thanks for the giveaway and I'm crossing my fingers for some good luck!
Traci said…
Lol I have to agree with Sowing Stitches. We are absolute cheese junkies in this house. Goat, gouda, gorgonzola, muenster, cheddar, havarti, jarlsberg, we love it all!
Anonymous said…
My new favorite weekend breakfast is an omelet with spinach, tomatoes and goat cheese.
Sue Clarke
I am ALL about cheese. I dream in cheese. I posted a "Green onion and goat cheese tart" a few months back. Cheese is mentioned in my "About Me" page on my blog. I love cheese and this giveaway makes me swoon. :)
- Claire
I love all cheese except for cheese-wiz and processed cheese singles. Everything else? Bring it on!! Yum!
Mary said…
I like goat cheese so count me in!
Anonymous said…
I love goat cheese, especially with pecans or walnuts on a salad!
mail4rosey said…
That pizza looks delicious! Visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things. :)
kalona522 said…
my faves are cheddar and parmesan, oh and provolone too. i would love to try this!
shirley said…
I have never had goat cheese, would love to try, cheddar is my fav.
Angie Holden said…
My fave is cheddar but I would love to try this!!
Jen @ BigBinder said…
I can't, just like I can't pick a favorite child. I can say that I look forward to spring not because of the change in weather, but because that is when the goat cheese is most amazing...
mlogan298 said…
Excellent contest! I love goat cheese pizza!!!!
Lilith Katz said…
I love muenster. As a little kid I remember sitting on the couch watching tv with my mom and eating slices of muenster cheese!
Mel S. said…
I love goat cheese! My husband used to be resistant. However, I found a great spaghetti recipe using goat cheese that he loves!
Laura said…
Mozzarella is my fav,
Laura

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FireRunner2379 said…
My favorite is mozzarella but I do like goat cheese. Its great on pizza, has such a smooth texture.
Anonymous said…
Sounds great! I've only had feta cheese, but I'd love to try other goaty flavors. =)

~Rose
Cher said…
Gouda! Oh and I love Aldi shrimp :)

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J. 76 said…
I love cheese! All kinds of cheeses. Smoked and blue cheeses are among my favorite types.

Thanks!
Allison said…
mozzarella is my favorite
Unknown said…
Wow, I want to try that cheddar!!!
Unknown said…
I love, love, love goat cheese!
Lisa Lynn said…
Yum! Found your post on Thursday Favorite Things! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today :)
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Rachel said…
My daughter loves goat cheese!
Anonymous said…
All cheese :)
Latsyrc728 said…
Havarti...but I love Goat Cheese too!
Shantel said…
Provalone!


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Anonymous said…
Bleu cheese!
Unknown said…
I actually have goats and ADORE goat cheese. I found out years ago I am allergic to cow's dairy. My girls aren't in milk yet and I'm missing my goat cheese!
Olson said…
I am a fan of a good, sharp white cheddar!
sara said…
Love, love, LOVE chevre!

kittyprincess @ gmail dot com
I have not met a cheese I do not like!
Nancy said…
I like gouda.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com
Cassandra said…
Have not try goat cheese yet.. I will get some to try this week.. :)

Stopping by from Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop- hope you can stop by :)

Anonymous said…
any cheese! but right now, gouda!!
Shelia Mathers
Madonna said…
I love cheese in all forms. I think Muenster is probably a top 3 though.
kellyr78 said…
I love Mozzarella Cheese.
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cindy said…
I love goat cheese
Wehaf said…
I love Havarti!
Ticsblog75 said…
I love Colby and Monterey jack.
~ Janis said…
I am a Dairy Queen so I love all things cheesy. Especially chevre. As a Vermonter I love Cheddar but secretly desire Muenster.
Thank you for the give away.
Jane said…
Co-jack cheese or cheddar, mild flavor please.
Queentob said…
I love all cheese! Goat and cheddar are my favs (I think!)
I hav enever tried goat cheese! However I would love to, as I love all cheese and think it would be great to try the best, the first time I do!

Thank you for the chance to win some and good luck to all who enter!
oh my gosh, i loooove goat cheese. i never used to, but when i travelled to holland, everything was made using goat cheese, so i developed a love for it. a salad that has nuts and goat cheese? my absolute favorite!
tina reynolds said…
I love goat cheese my favorite cheese is mozzeralla and aged swiss
auntietina said…
ONE favorite? Yikes. I can narrow it down to goat, swiss and blue. The only cheese I haven't loved was cheese-ish thing made from tofu. :/
Nikki Lynn Hanna said…
I am a cheese lover....well all except pepperjack

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Anonymous said…
Swiss is my absolute favorite cheese. sweetbettysue@gmail.com
jayedee said…
i had a raspberry cheddar a few years ago (sounds nasty tasted sublime) that i literally dreamed about it was so good
Mammamayor said…
Love cooper sharp :)
mtbears819 said…
mozzarella is my kind of cheese-Dorothy Deakyne
Unknown said…
Oh my favorite? I think that depends on my mood. My favorit go to cheese is Sharp Cheddar but I also love Feta, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Goat cheese and too many others to name.
Debby said…
My favorite cheese is cheddar. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Deborah
Angela Saver said…
My favorite is Gouda, then Goat. Love them both!

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April Yedinak said…
I love all kinds of cheese, but I guess my favorite is extra, extra sharp cheddar

april yedinak
1porkchop said…
My favorite variety of cheese is jalapeno jack.
Holly S. said…
It's a toss-up between goat cheese (on pizza with red onions and olive oil is my favorite) or Brie (baked with honey and pecans!) and I didn't know they made Brie from goat's milk either! I'd love to try it. Thanks for the great giveaway! Luck! hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com
Considering that I love cheese even more than some people love chocolate - and I have cravings for it. I melt cheese on top of just about everything - and when I always mix crumbled Feta, Blue or Goat cheese into the mixture for any kind of meatballs, loaves or burgers...

So it's near impossible to name just one favorite. Currently I'm having a love affair with Affinois (spelling) and I always love Camembert, Stilton, French Gruyere, Montrachet with Garlic and Herbs.

I always puts lots of Parmesan on my pasta dishes and my favorite cheeseburger is toooed generously with melted sharp Cheddar and Gorgonzola...

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com
won said…
My favorite cheese is gruyere.

Wendy T on rafflecopter.

Thank you.
marcia goss said…
My favorite is baby swiss cheese.
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cbusch said…
I love cheese but especially brie! Thanks chaselhoff at usa dot net
My favorite is goat cheese! It tastes so good!
Thanks for the chance to enter

Fiona N
Darlene said…
My favorite cheese is x-sharp cheddar cheese
Amanda Rauch said…
My favorite kind of cheese is blue cheese. Love it on everything!!
amandajoyrauch at yahoo dot com
Manchego and Helim/Haloumi
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com