challenge:

3 chefs

3 cheese recipes

Our Test Kitchen chefs were challenged to come up with three new ways to serve some of the best European cheeses. The results? Delicious, mouth-watering recipes that take you from appetizers to dessert.

The challengers

Nicolas Cadrin

Nicolas Cadrin

Challenge: Small, addidictive bites with Emmental cheese
Étienne Marquis

Étienne Marquis

Challenge: A crowd-pleasing main dish with blue cheese
Lisa Birri

Lisa Birri

Challenge: Dessert with an imported Brie twist

And we’re off!

"This is comfort food in an appetizer thanks to the classic pairing of spinach and Emmental."

– Nicolas

"Pork’s subtle flavour lets the blue cheese shine and boosts its tanginess."

– Étienne

"Brie is a mild-flavoured cheese, so it marries easily with other ingredients."

– Lisa

"The sharpness of blue cheese and the caramel‑like sweetness of dates work beautifully together."

– Étienne

"I love baked brie that’s topped with something sweet, like cranberries or pears. I caramelized the beets and carrots for a different spin, and to bring out their sweetness."

– Lisa

"One of Emmental's defining characteristics is its holey shape. I wanted to pay homage to this distinctive feature by putting a small slice on top of the canapé and just slightly melting it."

– Nicolas

Ta-da!

Nicolas Cadrin
Nicolas Cadrin

Appetizer

Baby Potatoes Stuffed with Spinach and Emmental "Nothing could be more simple than a halved new potato stuffed with a mixture of potato and spinach. Hidden inside is a melted cube of Emmental cheese, with a lightly melted slice on top for added wow factor."
– Nicolas
Le plat principal
Étienne Marquis

Main dish

Pork chops with blue cheese and dates "Place the pork chop on a bed of roasted sweet potatoes, which pair perfectly with blue cheese, before drizzling with the sauce. Then crumble the blue cheese, covering the entire pork chop.The goal is to highlight the texture of the cheese without altering its taste."
– Étienne
Le dessert
Lisa Birri

Dessert

Melted Brie and Roasted Vegetable Tart "This classic savoury Brie tart meets the flavours of traditional Italian cuisine thanks to caramelized onions, roasted carrots and beets flavoured with vinegar and honey. Place the Brie on the tart towards the end of the process and then warm for five minutes so that it's slightly melted on top."
– Lisa

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