This delicate soufflé is made with fresh goat’s cheese or ‘faisselle‘, which is similar to a fromage blanc, but gives a more refined flavour. To make this starter even more interesting, mix some fresh chives, chopped finely, into the cheese mixture.
- 3 egg yolks
- 5 egg whites
- 250g fresh goat’s cheese or ‘faisselle’ (at 20% fat)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt, pepper and nutmeg
- Red peppercorns
- Grated Parmesan for decoration
1Preheat the oven to 180°C. In a bowl, first mix the yolks and then add the goat’s cheese and the olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and ground nutmeg and mix well. Beat the whites with a pinch of salt until they are really firm. Fold them gently into the egg and cheese mixture together with the chives. Fill this into small ovenproof dishes, which you have buttered lightly.
2Cook in the oven for 12 minutes. Take out, decorate with grated Parmesan and red peppercorns and serve immediately.
IMAGE © REGINA VON PLANTA
First printed in our sister publication France Today
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