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Savour the Delightful World of Goat Cheese: A Culinary Journey with Jannei Goat Dairy, Sydney

Embark on a culinary adventure and treat your palate to the exquisite flavours of goat cheese, also known as chèvre. Celebrated for its distinct taste and creamy texture, this artisanal cheese, crafted from the finest goat’s milk, has found a special place in the hearts of Sydney’s culinary enthusiasts. Join us in this blog post as we explore the wonders of goat cheese, revel in its health benefits, and share delectable recipes—all while shining a spotlight on Jannei Goat Dairy located near Sydney.

Jannei Goat Cheese Platter

The Art of Making Goat Cheese: Immerse yourself in the heritage of goat cheese—a product of age-old craftsmanship with a rich history dating back centuries. The process involves the careful curdling of goat’s milk, draining whey, and often aging the cheese to perfection. Artisanal producers, including the esteemed Jannei Goat Dairy near Sydney, take pride in creating goat cheese varieties that showcase the terroir and the characteristics of the goats’ milk.

Health Benefits of Goat Cheese:

Beyond its irresistible taste, goat cheese offers a bounty of health benefits. Rich in essential nutrients such as calcium, protein, and vitamins, it’s a choice that’s often easier to digest than cow’s milk cheese, catering to individuals with lactose sensitivity. Jannei Goat Dairy exemplifies a commitment to producing quality goat cheese with health-conscious consumers in mind.

Pairing Chèvre with Flavours:

Experience the versatility of goat cheese as it shines when paired with a variety of flavours. Its mild, tangy taste complements both sweet and savory dishes. Explore pairing options with honey, fresh fruits, nuts, or herbs, and discover the symphony of flavours right here in Sydney, with Jannei Goat Dairy’s exceptional offerings.

Popular Types of Goat Cheese:

From creamy chèvre logs to aged varieties with a crumbly texture, goat cheese comes in diverse forms. Dive into the world of Fresh Chevre, The Aged Lidsdale, or Bentback Chèvre, each offering a unique tasting experience.

Chèvre in Cooking:

A kitchen muse, goat cheese enhances the flavor profile of various dishes. Whether crumbled over salads, melted into pasta, or spread on artisanal bread, its creamy consistency adds a luxurious touch. Get inspired by recipes featuring Jannei Goat Dairy’s premium goat cheese, elevating dishes like stuffed chicken breasts, roasted vegetable tarts, or simple herb omelets to new heights.

The Rise of Goat Cheese in Modern Cuisine:

With the growing interest in artisanal and locally-sourced foods, goat cheese has experienced a renaissance in modern Sydney cuisine. Chefs and home cooks alike are incorporating this delightful cheese into contemporary dishes, contributing to its popularity and continued evolution. We’ve played a pivotal role in this culinary movement.

Celebrate the rich history and diverse varieties of goat cheese—a testament to the artistry of cheese-making. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or a culinary novice in Sydney, exploring the world of goat cheese promises a flavourful and enriching experience. Embrace the tangy goodness of chèvre, and let your taste buds embark on a delightful journey through the diverse and delicious possibilities of goat cheese, with a special nod to the exceptional offerings from Jannei Goat Dairy near Sydney.

Ready to experience the finest goat cheese from Jannei Goat Dairy? Explore our selection and indulge your senses. Visit our online shop here and bring home the culinary magic today.

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Healthy Goat’s Milk Kefir

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in probiotics and their positive impact on gut health. One such superfood that has gained popularity for its exceptional probiotic properties is goat’s milk kefir. This fermented beverage is not only a delight to the taste buds but also packs a powerful punch of health benefits. In this blog post, we’ll explore the myriad advantages of incorporating goat’s milk kefir into your daily diet.

Probiotic Powerhouse:

Goat’s milk kefir is renowned for its rich probiotic content. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that promote a healthy gut microbiome, essential for overall well-being. The fermentation process involved in making kefir enhances the concentration of these friendly bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, which contribute to improved digestion and nutrient absorption.


For individuals who are lactose intolerant or have difficulty digesting cow’s milk, goat’s milk kefir can be a game-changer. Goat’s milk contains less lactose than cow’s milk, and the fermentation process further reduces lactose content. This makes goat’s milk kefir a more digestible option for those with lactose sensitivity.

Rich in Nutrients:

Goat’s milk is a nutrient-dense alternative to cow’s milk, and when fermented into kefir, its nutritional profile is further enhanced. Goat’s milk is an excellent source of essential nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, and riboflavin. These nutrients play crucial roles in bone health, energy metabolism, and overall vitality.

Boosts Immune System:

A robust immune system is essential for warding off illnesses and maintaining optimal health. The probiotics found in goat’s milk kefir support the immune system by promoting a healthy balance of gut bacteria. A well-balanced gut microbiome is linked to improved immune function, helping the body defend against infections and diseases.

Supports Digestive Health:

Digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) can be challenging to manage. Goat’s milk kefir’s probiotic content can alleviate symptoms associated with these conditions by promoting a healthy gut environment. It helps to regulate bowel movements, reduce inflammation, and enhance nutrient absorption.

Incorporating goat’s milk kefir into your daily routine can be a delicious and nutritious way to support your overall health. From promoting a thriving gut microbiome to offering a lactose-friendly alternative, the benefits of goat’s milk kefir are numerous. Consider adding this probiotic-rich beverage to your diet and embark on a journey to better digestive health and overall well-being.

Jannei’s Kefir Cultured Goat’s Milk is full of probiotics that are a helpful aid to gut health. Made from Jannei licensed unpasteurised Milk. It has a sweet delicate flavour. Kefir is a fermented milk drink and an excellent superfood. It has a PH of 4. It is great in aiding gut health because it contains over 27 live probiotic cultures.

Packed in 1 litre bottles with a four week best before date.

Avaliable through our online store.

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The Lithgow Goat Cheese Trail

If you’re planning a trip to the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia, and you’re a cheese lover, be sure to stop off in Lithgow for a unique experience.

This charming town is located just a short drive from the Blue Mountains National Park and offers visitors a range of exciting activities to enjoy. And if you’re looking for a tasty and educational adventure, you won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Jannei Goat Dairy in Lidsdale. This family-run farm produces a range of artisanal cheeses, including soft and hard varieties, and visitors can sample them all during a cheese tasting tour. The tour takes visitors through the farm, giving them a behind-the-scenes look at the cheese-making process and the chance to interact with the goats.

  • Visit the Glow Worm Tunnel: A popular attraction located in the Wollemi National Park, the Glow Worm Tunnel is a must-visit destination. The tunnel is home to thousands of glow worms that light up the area, creating a magical and enchanting atmosphere. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the tunnel, taking in the stunning views and the natural beauty of the surrounding bushland.
  • Explore the Blue Mountains: The Blue Mountains National Park is just a short drive from Lithgow and offers a range of activities for visitors. Take a hike on one of the many trails, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery from one of the lookout points. The area is also home to a number of charming towns and villages, each with its unique character and attractions.
  • Visit the Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum: If you’re interested in history, the Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum is well worth a visit. The museum showcases the history of the Lithgow Small Arms Factory, which was established in 1912 and played a significant role in Australia’s military history. Visitors can explore the museum’s displays and learn about the fascinating history of this iconic Australian institution.
  • The Lithgow Blast Furnace is a fascinating historical site that offers visitors a glimpse into the region’s rich industrial heritage. The site features a restored 19th-century blast furnace, which was once used to produce pig iron. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the site, exploring the various interpretive displays and exhibits that provide insight into the history of the blast furnace and the workers who once toiled here. The site also features picnic facilities and walking trails, making it a great spot for a family outing or a leisurely stroll through the picturesque countryside.
  • Take a scenic drive: The Lithgow region is home to some of the most picturesque drives in Australia. Take a leisurely drive through the countryside, taking in the stunning scenery and stopping off at charming towns and villages along the way. Some of the must-visit destinations include Tarana, Rydal, and Hartley.
  • Experience the Jannei Goat Dairy: Finally, no trip to the Lithgow region would be complete without a visit to the Jannei Goat Dairy in Lidsdale. The farm produces a range of artisanal cheeses, including soft and hard varieties, and visitors can sample them all during a cheese tasting tour. The tour takes visitors through the farm, giving them a behind-the-scenes look at the cheese-making process and the chance to interact with the goats.

Lithgow and the surrounding Blue Mountains areas offer visitors a range of exciting activities to enjoy. Whether you’re interested in history, natural beauty, or simply good food, there’s something for everyone. And with the Jannei Goat Dairy in Lidsdale as your final destination, you’re sure to have a memorable trip.

Book your farm visit today!

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Marinated Goat Fetta

We love making fresh marinated goat fetta with fresh herbs and spices from the farm. It makes for a great before dinner treat or an extra inclusion onto a salad bowl with the oil acting as a ready made salad dressing. Our fetta is placed in a low salt brine which preserves the nutiness of the cheese and is made with our fresh farm milk.

Why not have a go at making some yourself!


340 gm – Fetta
1 t. Chilli flakes
1 t. Peppercorns
1 t. Oregano
2 x Garlic cloves pealed
A nice Olive Oil (We got ours from Rylestone Olive Press 1 hour from us on the way to Mudgee)
Sunflower oil (if storing in fridge or a while see note)
3 x Cloves for a Christmas flare
A sterilized jar

Cut the Fetta into cubes and lightly crush the garlic cloves with the flat of your knife. Then combine all the ingredients above into a jar with the Fetta. Finally pour the olive oil over the top until the cheese is completely covered.  Place the lid on and leave in a warm part of the fridge for around 48 hours. There you have it home made marinated fetta!

Note: If you are storing it for a period use a blend the olive and sunflower oil. Mix one part olive oil and two parts sunflower oil. If you don’t do this the oil will start to solidify around the cheese due to the coldness of your fridge. If this happens just leave it out for a little while before serving.     

Get your order in today and tomorrow for dispatch next week.

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Bad news for licensed Raw Goat Milk in Victoria

Raw milk thumbanilJannei’s licensed raw milk is no longer available in our two Victorian shops due to the Victorian Health Authority and Victorian Government policy in this area.

You can on the other hand get it delivered to your door through our cold milk delivery service.

Jannei milk has been legally registered and approved in four other states for over 20 years.

We are disappointed that the authorities in Victoria have just blanket everyone into there laws because of providers that were illegally selling their milk with poor food handling standards.

We want to apologise to our customers as we won’t be able to supply our two shops with fresh raw milk (Terra Madre and Passion Foods).

We would ask you to approach your local member to ask to have this policy changed.

We will update you with information of who you might approach more directly.

You can buy Jannei  RAW goats milk bulk from the factory, freighted to you directly, as we have a refrigerated freight company that can deliver in bulk (6+ litres).

For more information please check out our online service

Jannei can be frozen on arrival and defrosted as you have need.

We want to assure our loyal customers that our milk is LICENCED, LEGAL and CLEAN passing rigorous testing and standards at the dairy to ensure quality and safety for consumers.


The Jannei team

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2016 Gold Awards | Jannei girls have been awarded Gold again

2016 Gold Awards

The exciting news is that Jannei goat dairy has won two more Gold Awards at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The Judges have given Jannei a gold award for our unpasteurised goat milk and our Bent Back Chevre fresh matured white mould cheese.

2016 Silver, Bronze Awards

Our Buche Noir also won silver and our Cheddar Chevre style achieved a Bronze.

This means that our freshest product, Milk, all the way to the other end has won gold.

fresh taste and healthy quality is the major aim when we produce our products. A dedication to clean milk with approved quality control systems and of course our beautiful Dairy Does have all contributed to achieving this result.

Entering our cheeses yearly into these competitions helps us gauge how our product is going out in the wider community of cheese’s. Providing us with the opportunity change and improve what we do.

So it’s been a great way to see the summer out. Thanks everyone for your support.


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Emirates Wolgan Valley invites Jannei to Showcase their Cheese

The Gates Opened for Jannei on Sunday the 17th.

We had a great time at the Emirates meeting Damien Brabender Head Chef and displaying our cheeses to the guests and associates at this small event.

It was great meeting the people that make the Emirates what it is and we where very encouraged by the partnership our product has created with them. The Wolgan Valley is a beautiful place for bush walks, picnic’s and recently Emerites has setup an exclusive retreat out their where you can relax be pampered and escape that busy city life.


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Open day picnic review

The Farm Picnic day went well.

The day was blustery and cool so we think that deterred people but the experience was still fun for those that came. We had lots of complements on the cheese being delicious.

Everyone enjoyed holding the baby Kids. The girls helped here and where great. The Boys helped on the farm trail and everyone helped get the farm ready so Wow! Spring cleaning all done!

The farm looks great even the wisteria is in flower, usually eaten by now by Crimson Rosella’s! It was a great trial run and we hope to develop the idea so more families know about it. Anyway check out the photos below on it when you get time and give us any suggestions or feed back.

If you have a group that wants to visit the farm please contact us via email or phone and organise a time. We would love to have you. You might be travelling past please drop in, call or email if you want make sure we don’t miss you!

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Jannei – School Holidays Picnic

This is late notice but families and singles who love our cheese or goats are welcome at our picnic day. We are having 1/2 hourly tours of the farm & tastings of cheese 11am till 3pm October the 3rd. B.Y.O picnic.

Then also a mud map self guided tour to go slow around the farm and experience nature with the family.

The idea is to join a tour or cheese tasting when you are ready and in between have a picnic and pet the goats as you go on the 10minute walk /half hour trail. The goats will be fed at 2.30pm finish- 3pm.

Its $10 a family that’s two adults with children or $5 for singles. We are setting up a WC so all good. Praying for good weather now!

Download   Broshure here.

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Goat cheese and beetroot tart.

Wow its a beautiful day here in sunny Lithgow! That’s me being ultra positive HA! Well it’s great to get out on the farm when it’s warm so bring on the sun Lord!
I did a great tart a month or so ago.

Practicing for summer, with our goat curd either the fresh pressed or the spreadable will work. So here it is to celebrate summer on the way.

A ladies Touch…


4 small beetroot, cook, slice and dry on paper towel
150gm Jannei Buche Blanc or 200gm of Jannei Fresh Curd
Seasoning-Rock salt and ground pepper.
6 sprigs of lemon Thyme


1 large tbl.sp of Honey 1 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp. Olive oil


200gm plain flour
1/2 tsp. caraway seed
60gm butter
c.8 tbl.sp ice cold water


Pre heat oven to 170C and grease a tart dish with butter.


Into a large bowl place flour and chop butter in. Rub together through finger tips till bread crumb like. Be careful to add just enough water to combine to non sticky dough consistency. Place in glad wrap in fridge – the longer the better.

Cook your beetroot by simmering, covered with water in a pan till cooked 20 min skewer and if it goes in easily it’s done.

Make a glaze by putting ingredients in microwave and heating 1 minute.

Roll out pastry to fit dish. Place oven bake paper on top with some coins. Place in oven and cook 10 minutes.
Take paper off and coin cook another 10 minutes.


Peel outer skin off beetroot. Slice beetroot and place in paper towel to dry.

When pastry cooked. Place one layer of Beetroot, then spread or spoon the 200gms of Jannei goat cheese curd on top then layer on top the rest of beetroot.
Sprinkle over the sprinkle Thyme then the glaze and let it seep through.

Put back in oven at 180C .
bake -15 to 20 minutes till golden

A great light meal served with tossed rocket and spinach salad with baby tomatos. Serve with wedges of lemon to squeeze over salad and tart