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Baked Sheep’s Cheese

Homegrown Tastes South Africa S2 Episode 7: Baked Sheep’s Cheese

Serves 4

Baked Sheep’s Cheese


  • 200g wheel of Sheeps Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to season

For the peppadew salsa:

  • 50g peppadews, chopped
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced, seeds removed
  • 1 birds eye chilli, chopped
  • Handful mint, chopped
  • Handful coriander, chopped
  • Salt, to season

For the bruschetta:

  • 1 baguette, sliced thinly
  • 1 bulb garlic


  1. To make the cheese preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut an “X” on the top of the cheese and drizzle with olive oil. Place the cheese into a suitable baking dish, similar in size to the wheel of cheese. Bake for15-20 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  2. While the cheese bakes, place a bulb of garlic in into some foil, cover with oil and bake until the garlic cloves are roasted and become like a paste.
  3. To prepare the salsa, chop up all the ingredients and mix together, season to taste.
  4. For the bruschetta, thinly slice the baguette and toast the slices. Rub with the roasted garlic for serving.
  5. Serve the cheese, covered with the fresh salsa and garnish with fresh coriander.


Baked Cheese:

  • Baked cheese can be used as an appetiser, and used as a dip for bread, vegetables, or biscuits/crackers.
  • Baked cheese can also be used in dishes like pasta, bake your cheese along with your favourite vegetables, herbs & aromatics and stir through your favourite pasta to create a easy midweek dinner.

Roasting Garlic:

  • Once roasted the garlic can be use and blended into soups, used as in this recipe on French bread or even mixed through dips and sauces.
  • Roasting the garlic, brings out a sweetness and nutty flavour which adds a deep flavour profile to your dish.