This fresh chèvre – from the French word for goat – is a traditional French-style soft cheese similar to cream cheese. It’s made from pure, raw goats’ milk and is lightly salted. A very versatile cheese, it can be used on a cheese board with crackers, as a spread on bread, and in salads. It’s also great for cooking and baking, where it can replace cream or cottage cheese in recipes. Chèvre makes an excellent baked cheese cake and works well in cream cheese icing. It pairs well with a variety of different flavours and can be shaped into little balls or logs and coated with, for example, black pepper, biltong, basil pesto or chopped dried berries and nuts.