with Walnut

Gourmandise, this soft, buttery textured French cheese, offers a very distinctive taste experience. It is exceptional in combining a delicate and smooth cheese paste with crunchy walnuts. 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. It is flavored with walnut and is excellent with pears and other winter fruits, or even accompanied by blue cheeses. Gourmandise is 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.


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written by Kimberly Varner, December 08, 2016
This is my favorite cheese of all time and I can no longer find it anywhere! Does anyone know why? Anyone know where I can find it?
written by Carla, October 15, 2016
We just sampled some this evening at our local Fresh Market in Ft Wayne, IN. Ended up buying a wedge. YUM !!
written by Larry Camilli, September 07, 2016
So, what's the secret? Lots of people are having trouble finding this stuff, but the people who know won't post a reply? -Only personal replies?
written by charliej, June 17, 2016
The cheese store that I usually buy from told me today that "Gourmandaise" (both walnut and Kirsch)was not being manufactured any more. Is this correct?
written by Ile de France Marketing Team, March 09, 2016
Hi L Johns,
Thank you for reaching out to us. We will contact you directly with the info.
written by L Johns, March 09, 2016
Want to find the Gourmandise with Kirsch, but no luck anywhere. What's the story?
written by Janet Grojean, January 02, 2016
I bought the kirsch gourmandise for years but cannot find it in San Antonio Texas anymore. Where can I get it?
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 04, 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.
written by French food enthusiast, June 16, 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.
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.
written by Tammy McEwen, January 06, 2012
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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