Gourmandise

Gourmandise, this soft, buttery textured French cheese, available in two flavor varieties, offers a very distinctive taste experience. It is exceptional in combining a delicate and smooth cheese paste with crunchy walnuts or aromatic cherries. Those who have tried it can't seem to get enough of it. Gourmandise is especially popular around the holidays, as it makes a unique party spread.

PROFILE

Ile de France Cheese Made from cow's milk, this spreadable processed cheese is a unique blend of aged cheeses (Gruyere and Cheddar), and cream, with a hint of added flavors. One type is flavored with walnut and is excellent with pears and other winter fruits, or even accompanied by blue cheeses. The other type is infused with kirsch, the clear brandy distilled from cherries and their pits and used in making fondue, and black forest cake. Gourmandise varieties are most commonly served as dessert cheese; a true delicacy especially when served with dessert wines like Sherry or Port or well chilled champagne.

HISTORY

  Gourmandise: (noun) unrestrained enjoyment of fine foods, wines, and the like. The name Gourmandise is derived from French word "gourmet". It implies a satisfaction that is felt when savoring the taste of richly flavored delicacies. This exquisite cheese is appropriately named in account of its savory quality.

RECIPES
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La Quiche Gourmandise



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written by Emilie, April 21, 2014
Hi John,

We're so glad to hear that the Gourmandise used to be one of your mom's favorite cheeses! Walnut and Kirsch are the only 2 flavors that the Gourmandise cheese has come in. Thanks for reaching out to us!

-Emilie
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written by John, April 20, 2014
This used to be one of my Mom's favorite cheeses, but I haven't had it in years. I see it's now available in Walnut and Kirsch, but I swear I remember at least one other flavor--mushroom. Am I imagining this, or did you one have more flavors?
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written by Emilie, January 31, 2014
Hi Adrian, thanks for that notice to all the Canadian cheese lovers!

-Emilie, Ile de France Cheese Marketing Team
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written by Adrian, January 30, 2014
Attention Canadians: Both the walnut and the kirsch version can, at times, be found at Springbank Cheese Co. in Woodstock On and Calgary AB. Most often around prime entertaining seasons such as Easter and Christmas.
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written by Luci, October 05, 2013
The store label on the kirsch Gourmandise I purchased lists artificial flavor as an ingredient. Are Gourmandise products in fact artificially flavored? Thanks.
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written by Emilie, Ile de France Marketing team, September 16, 2013
Hi G. LeBlanc, Glad you like Gourmandise with Kirch cheese! Sorry you're having trouble purchasing it. Have you tried this online retailer? http://www.gourmet-food.com/fr...00032.aspx
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written by G. LeBlanc, September 14, 2013
I'm looking for the Kirch Cheese in Quebec! Tasted it in Florida...I've been looking in many cheese store in the northern US but I wasn't able to find it. I found a website where we can order but it doesn't work for Canada. I thing our borders don't let us enter cheese anyway from individuals.
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written by French food enthusiast, June 17, 2013
Top Foods grocery store in Olympia carries the kirsch Gourmandise. It's the only place in Washington I've seen it carried. Of course, it's retail, not wholesale, but the cheesemonger will tell you how to order it from her distributor.
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written by Aron W, February 21, 2013
I am also looking for the walnut Gournamdise in Olympia Wa area 98506. Very popular with the catering company that I work for, unfortunately, our distributor has discontinued it. Any recommendations, preferably wholesale?? Thank you.
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written by Tammy McEwen, January 06, 2012
Hello:
Can you please tell me where I may find the Cherry Gourmandise and Walnut one in the US? Im in the Chicago area and would love to buy it here or have it shipped.
Thank you,
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