This is a quick and elegant addition to a holiday charcuterie board or just on its own with some crackers.

Chèvre with Cocoa Nibs and Urfa Biber

If you don’t have Urfa biber, feel free to substitute another dried pepper depending on your tastes and heat preference. Options might include cayenne, chipotle, Aleppo pepper, crushed red peppers, or smoked paprika.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer


  • 8 ounces chèvre log
  • ½ tsp Urfa biber
  • 2 tbsp cocoa nibs


  • Put Urfa Biber and cocoa nibs in a spice or coffee grinder. Pulse to coarsely chop up spice and nibs.
  • Carefully spread out the cocoa-pepper mixture over a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper. Roll chèvre log over mixture until exterior of log is well-coated. You might need to use your fingers to help press in the mix.
  • Wrap log in plastic wrap or wax paper, keeping the log shape. 
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour or until firm. Bring to room temperature before serving and enjoy with crackers or on a charcuterie board.


This recipe comes from user Cazuela.