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Making a French classic: Gourmet Fol Epi Cheese

Master cheese maker Anne-Marie Raguenea knows all about the delicious intricacies of Fol Epi Cheese. She recently answered a few questions about July's featured cheese.

What makes Fol Epi unique?

Its fruity taste and very soft texture.

What is something about how Fol Epi is made that would surprise the average cheese lover?

Fol Epi is an authentic French cheese, made with local milk collected in a sector of 30 kms in little farms around the cheese dairy.

What's the easiest way to serve Fol Epi?

You can appreciate the fruity flavor of Fol Epi in many ways: as slices in a sandwich, in bunches with some tomatoes, with a piece of bread or simply taste it as it stands, just rolled.

What's your favorite Fol Epi pairing?

Fol Epi is good pairing with fruits such as grapefruits and figs, or with some dried fruits such as nuts, hazelnuts and almonds

What's the best sandwich to make with Fol Epi?

All the sandwiches are delicious with Fol Epi. You can especially taste it in club sandwiches.

Anne-Marie Raguenea also share two of her favorite recipes featuring Fol Epi Cheese

Club Sandwich with Fol Epi Cheese

  • For 4 people:
  • 12 slices of bread
  • 8 slices Fol Epi
  • 3.5 oz fig jam
  • 8.5 oz of smoked duck breast
  • Spread fig jam on a slice of bread, add a slice of Fol Epi cut to the same size as the bread, 4 slices of smoked duck breast and lettuce. Repeat this process and eventually top with a slice of bread. Cut the sandwich into a triangle.

Fol Epi Chicken Curry Burger

  • For 4 people:
  • 4 bread buns
  • 8 slices Fol Epi
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of curry
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • .7 oz raisins
  • 1 large tomato
  • Cook the chicken breasts in a pan. Mix the mayonnaise and curry. Cut the tomato into 8 slices.
  • On the lower half of bread buns, place a slice of Fol Epi, 2 slices of tomato, the chicken breast, mixture of grated carrot and raisins, another slice of Fol Epi and cover with the other half of the bun.
  • Make 4 burgers in the same way. Bake for 5 minutes at 400°F.