We get a gallon of raw goats milk every week. Sometimes we don't get it gone quickly enough, due to also having 3 gallons of raw cows milk to consume. When that happens I make goat cheese with the excess.
I am ordering a chevre culture and cheese salt to make this process smoother, and more yummy. But for now, this is the poor mans' method of making goat cheese.
Put the milk in a large saucepan on a medium high heat
Heat milk to 180 degrees and then remove from heat
Prepare the straining method - a large bowl, a strainer and a cheesecloth
Measure some lemon juice (or some sort of acid...I think you can use lime juice or vinegar) - about 1/2 cup per quart of milk
Pour lemon juice into milk
It will start to separate into curds
Check on kids....they're good? Move on then....
Pour heated and curdled milk into strainer
It will take a while to drain
When you're finished, you'll have a lemon'y flavored whey leftover. I use this in breads, pancakes, etc...
When you're done, you'll have a goat cheese that tastes a lot like ricotta cheese when it's unflavored. You can add any sort of herb or spice that you want to get your desired flavor of cheese. I love my plain stuff on an english muffin with homemade jam. Delicious!