The domestic goose is a domesticated species of the genus Anser, kept as a food animal throughout the northern hemisphere.
Goose meat is usually served in the form of a whole goose, roasted. In England, a roast goose is a traditional centerpiece of a Christmas dinner. Goose liver, as foie gras, is an important ingredient in French cuisine.
Goose eggs may be prepared in a similar way to chicken eggs, but are rarely eaten.
Domestic geese are also sometimes used as guard animals.