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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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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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.