DEAR NEW FARM:
I am learning about goat meat. I have read info on different
kinds of goats and how society depends upon goat for various
needs. However, I came across a word and it is somewhat confusing.
The word is "Chevon" or "cabrito". Is
this the name of a certain goat or is it just another name
for goat meat not linking to any specific goat?
We received your question regarding the words "chevon"
and "cabrito" used in the goat market and asked
Sandra Kay Miller, goat farmer and writer, to provide some
insight. Here's what she had to say:
"'Chevon' is another name commonly used for goat
meat—think of veal versus calf, pork versus pig,
etc. 'Cabrito' is the Texas/Mexican term for goat meat.
Another term not seen as often is the Italian moniker,
"'Cabrito' can be used to specifically mean kid-goat
meat or the final cooked dish of roasted kid-goat meat.
If you're dealing with a cabrito aficionado, chances are
they are refering specifically to kid-goat meat either
fresh or roasted."
us with comments, suggestions and questions.