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
VIDEO


La Quiche Gourmandise



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written by Cindy Henderson, November 24, 2011
Oh my goodness...Sunflower Seed Bread with Gourmandise Walnut spread on it! Out Thanksgiving Appetizers just got kicked up a notch! A new family tradition has been born!
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written by Julie Albers, November 20, 2011
I live in a small town called Titusville in Florida. My local Publix carried it
ONCE ..lol now nobody nearby does
please tell me where i can get it here?
jules~
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written by fran, April 29, 2011
Can anyone tell me what the calorie count or ingredients are in the delicious Rambol Cherry Gourmandaise. I eat it every day for lunch and am on WW and need to know. Thanks.
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written by Luc, December 28, 2010
Love Gourmandise with kirsh,you could please tell me how to get it in montreal,quebec in canada.
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written by Jon, December 16, 2010
Jane Archer -
Your post is over a year old (I hope that this board is still active), but I can find the walnut all over Milwaukee. It is the Cherry that I cannot find locally.

I might suggest the Chairman Boob's new place in Arlington Heights (whatever he is calling the Pick-n-save) there because his (cough cough) his overly priced high end stores here (The Marketplace)in Milwaukee carry the Walnut.
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written by Jon, December 16, 2010
Any idea where in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA where I can get the Cherry? The store I used to purchase it from (Piggly Wiggley - Cedarburg) no longer carries it, and I only see it at Grash's once in a while. I see the Walnut at the overpriced "The Marketplace" but they told me that they do not carry the Cherry. The same story with Sendiks - walnut but no cherry.

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written by Jack, August 13, 2010
For Mary Ann in Miami. I found this cheese At "The Boys Market" in Delray Beach. They have a great selection of cheeses. They were giving samples of the gourmandise .... I bought a pound.
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written by Amy, June 29, 2010
Hi, I am looking for the walnut gourmandise online or in stores anywhere near Monterey, CA (would gladly drive to San Francisco area as well). Thanks!
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written by Seymour, June 04, 2010
Looking for Gourmandise in Seattle, WA (98115) or on the internet? Any help?
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written by Donna Davis, January 21, 2010
When I lived near Dallas and Austin, TX, I could find gourmandise with kirsch, but now that I live near Longview, TX, I can't find it anymore. It's absolutely heavenly spread on Granny Smith apple slices and served with a white, slightly sweet dessert wine. Where can I find it in my corner of the world?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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written by Mary Ann, January 20, 2010
I have been trying for years to find Gourmandise with Kirsch. Are there any
sources in Miami FL? Thanks.
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written by Ile de France Marketing Team, December 29, 2009
Hi Annelise,

Yes, the Kirsh (Cherry) Flavored Gourmandise is Gluten Free. Carry on the wonderful Christmas tradition and have all the Gourmandise your family can handle! :)

Happy New Years!

Regards,
Ile de France Marketing Team
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written by Annelise, December 26, 2009
Could you please tell me if your cherry gourmandise is gluten-free? It is a family Christmas tradition and we don't want to stop eating it now that we have a family member who can't have any gluten. Thanks!
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written by Theresa Crowley, December 15, 2009
I had this cheese at a local fondue restaurant and loved it. Where can I find it in CHICAGO or near Chicago, I would love to serve it for the holidays!!
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written by Ilse L., December 04, 2009
Please let me know where I can purchase the walnut Gormandise in my area: Moreno Valley, CA 92553.

Merci,
ilse
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written by Ellen, November 18, 2009
Wegmans carries this product. (in the Northeastern states)
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written by kay, November 09, 2009
I cant find the Kirsch gourmandise cheese either in the PA area or as of yet, not online either. Can you help?
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written by Simon, October 10, 2009
Where can I buy in USA 90292? I see Gelsons has it but anywhere else? Send more good cheese, America needs it!! :)
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written by daniel perrier, September 21, 2009
My local market stopped carrying our favorite cheese-Gourmandise , Kirsch flavored. Where can I buy this cheese in the Santa Cruz, Aptos, or Capitola area of California. Our zip code is 95010. Please advise ASAP....Daniel Perrier
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written by Megan, September 09, 2009
Hello

Are there any locations in the San Diego area that sell the Kirsch Gourmandise? I found one that has the Walnut flavor, but not the cherry flavor. Thanks!

Megan
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