Belnori Phantom Forest goat’s cheese, figs, coffee


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Mile 8: A book about cooking

Mile 8

By David Higgs

Published 2018

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The Phantom Forest goat’s milk cheese from Belnori is one of those cheeses that every South African chef has had in their kitchens at one stage or another. The texture of the coffee soil adds heaps to this dish. Simple but honest in flavour.


Baby purple figs

  • 8 baby figs – 1 per serving


Place the figs on a tray and fire in a wood-fired oven until slightly soft and caramelised. Alternatively, roast for 10 minutes in a preheated 180°C oven to achieve a similar result. Remove from the oven and slice in half lengthways.

Wash the ba