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November 23, 2022

The best cheese for your cheese soufflé

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The best cheese for your cheese soufflé

Cheese soufflé is a French dish that has gained popularity worldwide. A set process needs to be followed – using eggs, flour, milk and butter – to get a fluffy, delicious soufflé. This base aside, other ingredients can be added at the cook’s discretion, you can explore both savory and sweet soufflés. In both cases, there are ways to make cheese the main ingredient.

What’s the best cheese for a soufflé? There isn’t one true champion per se, but some cheeses will work better with your other ingredients. If you know the right pairings for your favorite cheeses, you’ll be able to cook up a delicious soufflé recipes, such as using a touch of Roquefort in a sweet pear soufflé. It will, however, be your experience as a cook that decides whether you can keep your soufflé heavenly and fluffy.

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A neutral cheese for a plain soufflé

If you’re baking a cheese soufflé with cheese as the main flavor, you need to preserve the taste of the eggs and milk of your soufflé. If you choose a blue cheese, like Rogue Creamery’s Smokey Blue, it will overpower the other ingredients of your soufflé, and you’ll end up with a blue cheese with a fluffy texture, which will most likely get dull after ten bites or so. We recommend a grated, hard, and young, cow’s cheese like Ossau-Iraty, which tends to have a neutral taste that won’t overpower your soufflé.

Cheese soufflé

A stronger cheese for a soufflé with multiple ingredients

There are many recipes for cheese soufflés that include other ingredients. Tomatoes, ham, mushrooms, and even ingredients for sweet soufflés. In cases like these, you’ll want a cheese that pairs well with your other ingredients.

As a general guide: a soft-ripened ewe’s cheese, such as Pérail, will blend well with duck meat. If you want a blue cheese soufflé, using Saint Agur or Oregon Blue, we recommend incorporating a stronger ingredient, such as cured ham, or even game meat.

In order to get a harmony of strong tastes, we recommend adding spices, such as cumin or nutmeg, to your stronger soufflé.

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Saint Agur Blue Cheese Wedge 4.5 oz "2022 Gold World Cheese Award" for bundle

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Saint Agur is one of France’s most famous blue cheeses. It combines the rich taste of blue veined cheeses with a unique creamy texture that melts in your mouth.
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Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue Cheese Wedge 4.2 oz

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Cold smoked cheese with its complex aromas of vanilla and hazelnuts mellow down the sharpness of this blue cheese.

Papillon Pérail 5.3oz

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Picture for Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Cheese Wedge 4.2 oz "2022 Silver World Cheese Award"Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue cheese

Rogue Creamery Oregon Blue Cheese Wedge 4.2 oz "2022 Silver World Cheese Award"

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Signature blue cheese of Rogue Creamery. It combines the flavor of a blue cheese with a dash of honey, for a unique savory-sweet experience.

D'Artagnan French Cured Ham 3.5oz

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Discover Jambon de Bayonne, a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth charcuterie with an earthy flavor and just a hint of salt.
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