Goat cheese is a generic term that refers to both fresh and aged cheese made from goat's milk. Common varieties include fresh cheese like Chevre, Montrachet and Mahon, a hard cheese.
Soft goat cheese can be served on your cheese board or even breaded and lightly pan fried and served with a salad. It can be flavored with other ingredients and used as a dip. This is a very versatile cheese. Look for this cheese in your local grocery store. It sometimes is sold in small rounds or little logs.