[LMB] OT: sheep, was bemused by bemused

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Mon Sep 7 00:39:47 BST 2015

On Sun, 06 Sep 2015 18:51:32 -0400, "Paula Lieberman" <paal at filker.org>

>Sheep are uncommon in the USA--there's lamb in supermarkets but it's 
>expensive,and I've -never- seen sheep's milk in supermarket.  There are 
>occasional imported cheeses made with sheep milk, and the even more 
>occasional domestic cheese made with sheep milk--domestic goat milk cheeses 
>are MUCH more common, and supermarkets I go to typically have several brands 
>of goat cheeses and multiple different types of cheese (goat gouda from 
>Holland, soft goat cheese made in the USA from two or three different 
>suppliers, one of them having a plain type and one with cranberries).  The 
>supermarkets have canned goat milk and sometimes fresh--the fresh doesn;t 
>sell well enough to be in most of the stored. I can't recall -ever- seeing 
>sheep milk in the supermarkets.

There may be more sheep cheeses than you realise- both Roquefort and
Feta (if genuine) are sheep cheeses, as is Halloumi.

>(On the other hand, the only markets/supermarkets places I've seen goat meat 
>are Asian grocery stores.)

Here, it'c common in two communities; South Asian Muslims, and West
Indians (especially as goat curry).

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