All about goat milk

It's a message that a large proportion of the world's population has already understood and embraced: goat milk is delicious! In many countries all over the world more goat milk is traditionally consumed than milk from cows. And although that doesn't detract from the fact that lots more cow milk is still produced than goat milk – here in the West we drink our way through countless litres - growing numbers of consumers are discovering goat milk. 

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The unique character of goat milk

We don't have to add a thing: the goat milk used as the basis for all our products is naturally brimming with a host of characteristics that make it a gentle and nutritious alternative. Full-fat goat milk is relatively easy for the body to break down and digest. The fat consists of smaller fat globules and relatively high amounts of short- and medium-chain fatty acids. In addition, the relatively low amount of αs1-casein protein helps to form a softer curd in the stomach that passes through the digestive system more easily.

Goat milk contains high levels of important nutrients, including vitamins (A, B2 and C), minerals (calcium, phosphorous) and proteins. The fatty acid composition of goat milk is also slightly different to that of cow milk. The amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid is no less than twice as high as in cow milk. As our body is unable to manufacture these fats itself, they are called essential fatty acids.

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Our goats

If you pay a visit to one of our goat farms in the Netherlands, you will be greeted by the bleating of the white Saanen goat. More than 90% of the goats in our herds are Saanen goats. We didn't select this breed just because they are so beautiful (although their looks did help a little!), but because they produce very good and tasty milk. 

We are so passionate about these goats, we even called our brand after them. Kabrita is derived from the Spanish word for little goat or kid, Cabrita. And just to emphasise how much we love our favourite animal, we used the goat as our logo.

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Our goat farmers

We are the only producers of 100% Dutch goat milk in the world - something we are very proud of! Dutch goat milk is renowned for its high quality and mild flavour. Becoming a Kabrita goat farmer is not easy: we only want to offer our customers the very best and therefore place very high demands on our farmers. 

The goat milk is supplied by a select group of 55 Dutch goat farmers, who have fully committed themselves to our high quality standards. We are members of the NGZO (the Dutch Goat Milk Dairy Association) and support the ‘KwaliGeit’ (‘Quali-Goat’) quality assurance system. This ensures that our farmers give their animals the very best care and respect their environment. All our farmers are under the obligation to join the system and comply with the relevant guidelines and legislation.