Producing Carbon Friendly Goat Cheese

 Seagriculture EU 2024

On April 27th of 2023, Merriman’s restaurant in Waimea, Hawaii, in partnership with Blue Ocean Barns and Hawaii Island Goat Dairy, showcased the first ever goat cheese made from the milk of animals that emit nearly zero methane.

The event celebrated a revolutionary movement toward lowering carbon emissions through animals, goats specifically in this case. The cheese is made using the milk from Hawaii Island Goat Dairy’s herd, which is fed limu kohu seaweed by Blue Ocean Barns. This unique diet helps cut goats’ methane emissions by 85%, according to the partnership.

Livestock is a major source of methane gas emissions around the world, so this new feeding approach has the potential to considerably reduce carbon emissions. And the staff at Merriman’s “can’t wait for our guests to try this eco-friendly cheese!”

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