Nutritional value of goat cheese: what are the facts?

By: Henri Willig
05 apr 2024
± 3 minuten

At Henri Willig, we are not only passionate about the taste of our cheeses, but also about the nutritional value they have. Goat cheese is a favourite among many, but what exactly makes goat cheese so special from a nutritional perspective? We would like to tell you more about the nutritional values of goat's cheese. After all, how many calories does goat's cheese actually contain?

Nutritional value of goat's cheese

Goat cheese is known for its light digestibility. This is due to the composition of fats and proteins that goat cheese has. But there is more: in fact, goat cheese contains essential nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins A and B2. These nutrients play an important role in maintaining strong bones and a healthy immune system.

A frequently asked question is about the calories in goat cheese. Good news for conscious eaters: goat cheese contains fewer calories on average than many hard cheeses, making it an attractive choice for those watching their intake. The exact nutritional values per 100g of goat's cheese are:

Nutritional values young goat's cheese

NutrientQuantity (per 100 grams)
Energy1662 kJ / 397 kcal
Fats34 g
Of which saturated fatty acids21 g
Carbohydrates<0.5 g
Of which sugars<0.5 g
Proteins24 g
Salt 2 g

Nutritional values mature goat's cheese (Goat Gold)

NutrientQuantity (per 100 grams)
Energy1908 kJ / 455 kcal
Fats39 g
Of which saturated fatty acids24 g
Carbohydrates<0.5 g
Of which sugars<0.5 g
Proteins28 g
Salt 2.3 g

Nutritional values ancient goat's cheese

NutrientQuantity (per 100 g)
Energy2071 kJ / 494 kcal
Fats42,2 g
Of which saturated fatty acids26,2 g
Carbohydrates<0.5 g
Of which sugars<0.5 g
Proteins29,9 g
Salt 2,45 g

What are the health benefits of goat cheese?

Apart from its nutritional value, goat cheese also offers other health benefits. Namely, it is rich in probiotics, which is good for gut health, and its high levels of medium-chain fatty acids can contribute to improved metabolism!

Goat cheese from Henri Willig

Whether you choose goat cheese for its delicious taste or for its health benefits, one thing is certain: goat cheese is always a good choice. At Henri Willig, we go for the best quality goat's cheese, while also wanting to inform you as best we can with knowledge about our products.

Discover Henri Willig goat's cheese by ordering online or drop by one of our shops! Easily taste the differences between our young goat's cheese and old goat's cheese, or do you prefer mature goat's cheese? One thing is for sure: goat's cheese is perfect in salads, on bread, or as part of a cheeseboard. Do you have any questions about our cheese or its nutritional values? Then feel free to contact us.

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Check out Henri Willig's delicious recipes below.

Cheese dessert by Henri Willig

4 pers
10 min

A cheese board for dessert, but with Dutch cheese! A super easy recipe. Cut the different cheeses into nice slices or strips and place them on the plate. Important is the order of the cheeses. Start with mild and finish with the strongest cheeses.  On these plates, the order is as follows:  - Young gouda, a soft creamy biscuit cheese  - Young sheep's cheese, also soft but with the special delicate flavour of sheep's milk - Aged goat's cheese, rich and full of flavour. Awarded the best hard goat's cheese in the world - Old cow's cheese, a deliciously piquant cow's cheese - Extra old goat cheese, a very deep and full-flavoured, crumbly goat cheese.  Lay these slices or strips neatly side by side on the plate and add a spoonful of the dip or syrup to the plate.  Also add a few pieces of the cracker and a handful of nuts. You eat these in between cheeses, for example. They can neutralise the taste buds neutralise them so that you taste each type of cheese taste good.  And that was it! In short, a super easy dessert but still very nice and tasty.  

Goat cheese hot tapas

2 pers

Preparation: Using a cutter or round glass, cut two rounds from each slice of bread. Grill or toast these until golden brown. Place a piece of goat cheese on each round, cut side up, and spoon a generous spoonful of Henri Willig Fig/Red Port or Pineapple/Ginger on top. Put this in an oven at 200 degrees Celsius for a while until the goat cheese starts to melt just slightly.