Also Known As: Goat cheese, Picodon.
Chèvre is the French word for goat, and chèvre cheese refers to cheese made from goat’s milk. Many of these cheeses are created exclusively from the milk of goats and do not include cow or sheep’s milk. Chevre cheese is light soft, somewhat crumbly cheese, similar in consistency to cream cheese as chèvre cheese.
Chèvre cheese is paired with herbs, covered in black pepper, and comes in a variety of sizes and shapes. The cheese is easily molded into small rounds, log shapes, or large rounds that are sliced. This form of chèvre cheese can be used in a variety of ways.
It melts wonderfully, making it delicious on pizzas or in calzones. It can merely be eaten on crackers or bread, or spread onto bagels for a delicious alternative to cream cheese. Chunks of soft chèvre are excellent in salads or make a great addition on a cheese and fruit plate.