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.


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.


  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.


La Quiche Gourmandise

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written by paul deneau, November 29, 2015
I believe we had the kirsch version of this cheese in Toronto in the late 50's, probably bought from the fine foods section of T.Eaton Co, or Robert Simpson Co. It came in large wedges if I remember correctly. My relatives now live near Poitiers in France and want to find some for xmas gifts. Can you advise where they may order or purchase same. Merci!
written by Sharon Boucher, February 01, 2015
I had the Gourmandise cheese with kirsch many years ago, and I can't seem to find it anywhere in NH. Do you to know where I can buy it in southern NH? Thanks.
written by MikeG., December 19, 2014
My wife and I just discovered this cheese recently at our local Publix supermarket. I will agree with the statement I saw online that people who try this style Gourmandise cheese just can't seem to get enough. It is the most delicious cheese we have found, and it is wonderful. I would love to be able to find some of the kirsch version to try. I don't want to order cheese through the mail but I might have to make an exception.
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!

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?
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
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.
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.
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
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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