Did you know that Greek yogourt has a little French cousin? Indeed, French-style fresh cheese is a creamy fresh cheese from France. Much like Greek yogourt, it has a smooth consistency, with the advantage of a milder and rounder flavour.
This traditional French cuisine food is now also a product offered on this side of the Atlantic, by Laiterie Chalifoux. At Chalifoux, we like to draw inspiration from the best European products and always be a trendsetter in the culinary world.
Chefs and gourmets agree to say that what makes a French-style fresh cheese delicious is the quality of the milk used to produce it. In Quebec, we have access to high-quality milk. Quebec’s delicious milk, combined with the dairy house’s expertise, acquired over nearly a century, allow us to create a French-style fresh cheese that is as mild and tasty as that of our French cousins.
Seducing North American Taste Buds
If in France its popularity is undeniable, French-style fresh cheese is getting more and more popular here in North America, notably in several renowned restaurants like Blackbird in Chicago, Proof Bakery in Los Angeles, as well as New York’s Michelin-recommended restaurant, Benoit.
Indeed, many great North American chefs have adopted French-style fresh cheese for its creamy texture and subtle flavour, which make it a favourite in fresh desserts, such as fresh cheese sorbet, as served by Benoit, in New York. French-style fresh cheese is also smooth enough to create tasty cheesecakes like the one from Proof Bakery, the highly popular “Fromage Blanc Cheesecake”.
Keep your eyes open, you’ll certainly see it more and more, among the ingredients used by your favourite chefs. And to cook it for yourself, visit the nearest grocery store, and look for it in the dairy product aisle!