People who are lactose intolerant cannot digest lactose, which is the natural sugar present in all types of milk (goat’s milk but also sheep’s and cow’s milk). Lactose intolerant people lack the enzyme lactase, which is needed for lactose digestion. Tolerance to lactose varies between individuals. Ripened cheeses and yoghurts – whether they are made from cow’s, goat’s or sheep’s milk – are generally well accepted by your body.