Costco Kirkland Signature Goat Cheese Review

For some reason, I always associate goat cheese with fine dining/luxury cuisine. I’m not really sure why, but it seems like it shows up frequently on menus at fancy restaurants! It has a mild, tangy, creamy flavor and pairs well with a number of other foods. I was curious to find out if the Kirkland Signature Goat Cheese is another example of Costco offering an excellent version of a food that’s normally expensive at a great price.

Top down image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Goat Cheese two pack sitting on a table.
Costco Kirkland Signature Goat Cheese.

Goat cheese isn’t something we have often in our house but I always enjoy it when we have it out. My husband was the one who picked up this Costco Kirkland Signature Goat Cheese and I used it in a salad.

Other cheese products from Costco I’ve tried are the Kirkland Signature Double Creme Brie, Saputo Mozzafina Di Latte, Boursin Cheese, Kirkland Signature Strawberry Cream Cheese, Kirkland Signature Manchego Cheese, Tipiak French Cheese Bites, La Terra Fina Queso Dip with Cheddar and the Olivieri Skillet Gnocchi.

Location in Store

You can find the goat cheese in the refrigerated deli section at Costco, near all the other cheeses, dips and cold-cut meats. The item number is 432063.

Image of one entire goat cheese roll served on a white plate. Side view image.
So much goat cheese!

Taste

This is super yummy, the texture is thick, creamy and smooth. I do wish the texture was a bit more crumbly because I find it really wet and globby but it’s still delicious.

Closeup image of a knife with a spread of goat cheese on it with the plate of goat cheese in the background of the image.
You can easily spread the goat cheese on a cracker or bagel.

The flavor of the cheese is very salty and also really tangy! It reminds a bit like cream cheese but not quite exactly the same. It’s easy to spread so it can be put on a bagel or crackers but is also easy to break off in hunks and throw in a salad.

Top down image of a salad prepared with the goat cheese and a drizzle of dressing on top. Served in a white bowl with a fork beside the bowl.
The salad I made.

We used the goat cheese in a salad with mixed greens, the Costco Kirkland Signature Snacking Pecans, dried cranberries and a poppyseed dressing. I think next time I’d throw some purple onion in.

Cost

The goat cheese comes in a two-pack and costs $10.69 Canadian at Costco, which is reasonable for so much! Each roll of goat cheese weighs 300 grams.

Closeup image of the front label of the Costco Kirkland Signature Goat Cheese showing it's 20% milk fat and needs to be kept refrigerated.
The goat cheese needs to be kept refrigerated.

Convenience

One thing I don’t love about the goat cheese is once the roll is opened there’s no way to reseal it.. We are storing the open roll in a ziplock bag in the fridge. The cheese is a product of Canada and the best-before date is three months from when we purchased the cheese. I imagine once opened it definitely doesn’t last three months.

Side view image of a salad prepared with the goat cheese and a drizzle of dressing on top. Served in a white bowl with a fork beside the bowl.
Delicious.

Goat cheese pairs well with so many other foods like honey, tomatoes with olive oil, salads and pasta dishes, on pizza or with nuts and fruit.

Nutrition

Calories

Two tablespoons of goat cheese contain 80 calories, six grams of fat, one gram of carbohydrates, zero grams of fibre, zero grams of sugar, five grams of protein, and 90 milligrams of sodium. I’m surprised that there isn’t more sodium in two tablespoons because it tastes quite salty. 90 milligrams is not all that much sodium compared to other cheeses.

Image of the nutrition facts from the package.
Nutrition facts.

Ingredients

There isn’t much to say about the short ingredients list. The goat’s milk is pasteurized so pregnant women can enjoy this! Also, a lot of individuals who are lactose intolerant find they can tolerate goat’s milk without any issues.

Image of the ingredients from the package.
Ingredients.

Scoring

Taste: 9.5/10 (I wish it were slightly more crumbly).

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 10/10

Nutrition: 7/10

Overall

Must buy!

If you like goat cheese the Kirkland Signature is really cheap for so much cheese and very tasty!

What’s your favorite way to use goat cheese?


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17 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Goat Cheese Review”

  1. I will dribble a bit of olive oil over the goat cheese as I crumble it up before I add it to my salad. Keeps it from lumping together
    I also freeze it sometimes,before I add it to a salad, which also helps with the lumping issue.

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  2. I have not tried this particular (yet), but I love goat cheese with beets in a salad. The 2 seem to be made for each other.

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  3. While opening the packet certainly starts the countdown I have had no problems with this cheese 5 or 6 weeks after opening. I wouldn’t want to still be eating it after 3 months but I’ve never had issues in finishing it before it goes off.

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  4. I actually do freeze the goat cheese in small packages. Then I use it to top grilled peaches or nectarines which we then drizzle with a balsamic glaze. It is so delicious!! You would never know the cheese had been frozen 🙂

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  5. My sister inhales this product but I long avoided buying it due to packaging and it definitely does not last that long once you open the package. I wasn’t confident it would be consumed in a timely manner and freezing it was out of the question.

    I love goat cheese so I decided to suck it up, open a package and crumble it into a container so I could grab it anytime for following week or so and add it to meals and salads. It is a lot of goat cheese to consume in that time frame but I made it work. If there is a will, there is a way 🙂

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    • Haha! I love this. I definitely am the same way, I hate wasting food so we had goat cheese every night for about a week!

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