7 Things To Do With French Cheese

French Cheese Recipes

France is justifiably proud of its cheeses, they are amongst the finest in the world.  The rich ingredient is great for layering with macaroni or potatoes, as you'll see on this list. But it is also a creative complement to many other dishes, including desserts. Make these fantastic recipes that will have you declaring cheese as your new favorite food.

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    French Macaroni Cheese
    French Macaroni Cheese. Matthew O'Shea - Getty Images

    This French macaroni and cheese recipe tastes velvety smooth, rich, and just a touch sophisticated - nothing like those little blue boxes of dry, salty mix sold in markets and convenience stores. This dish takes only 40 minutes to prepare, much less than a quarter of which is spent actively cooking. Use this French-style "mac and cheese" as an unexpected side dish on a dinner menu or as the focal point of a winter-themed mountain lodge party.

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    Souffle. William Shaw - Getty Images

    This traditional cheese soufflé is light, airy, and savory - everything a cheese soufflé should be! This easy recipe can be whipped up in 15 minutes for flawless results. Gruyere and Comte cheese can be used interchangeably in this bistro classic.

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    Goats Cheese and Tomato Tart. GettyImages-529476748

    This herbed goat cheese and tomato tart is a fantastic appetizer. Made with garden tomatoes, a thin layer of Dijon mustard, and fresh herbs, this pastry is a light meal in itself with a glass of wine. Use your favorite blend of herbs to customize your tart.

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    Roasted Pepper Boursin Cheese Recipe. Rita Maas - Getty Images

    Fresh cheese spread gets an updated flavor in this roasted pepper Boursin cheese recipe. The cheese is dressed up with smashed garlic, fresh herbs, and jarred roasted red peppers. This elegant appetizer is so easy to whip up and spread on toasted baguettes right before a last-minute gathering.

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    French Gougeres. Justin Hankins - Getty Images

    Gougeres are little cheese puffs, usually served as an appetizer with wine or cocktails. They're so easy to make. Simply whip up an egg and cheese batter, pipe it onto a baking sheet, and bake the gougeres until they are puffed and golden. The little pastries fill the kitchen with a fantastic aroma and are perfect for a cozy night spent indoors.