Gournay cheese is a soft and creamy cheese that originated in Normandy, France. It was named after the town of Gournay, where is was first made... but these days it's recognised for it's rich and smooth texture as well distinct garlic and herb flavours. Traditional made from cow's milk - we've worked hard to create a dairy-free, vegan friendly alternative that refused to compromise on taste and texture and as result - competes with it's dairy counterpart.
Gournay cheese is often presented in a round or cylindrical shape and wrapped in foil or wax paper. Ours comes in a handy pot! It is commonly enjoyed spread on bread, crackers, or vegetables. The creamy and savoury flavours of Gournay cheese make it a popular choice for appetisers, cheese platters, and as a versatile ingredient in various recipes. Here are 5 ways you can enjoy our plant-based garlic and herb:
Garlic & Herb Cheese and Crackers. It's a popular, spreadable cheese that needs nothing fancy added!
- Spread it on your favourite crackers, we've tried it recently on these olive crackers and the flavour combo is delicious.
- The creamy and herb-infused flavours of the cheese pair beautifully with the crispness of the crackers. Optionally, garnish with fresh herbs like chives or sprinkle with cracked black pepper for added visual appeal and taste.
- Clean and remove the stems from large mushroom caps.
- Fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of Gournay cheese.
- Place the stuffed mushrooms on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden.
- Serve the warm and creamy Gournay cheese-stuffed mushrooms as a delicious appetiser or party snack.
Garlicky, herby, cheesy pasta
- Cook your choice of pasta according to package instructions.
- Drain the pasta, keep a little pasta water and then toss into the cheese / allow it to melt. Add grilled/steamed vegetables like broccoli or sautéed mushrooms for a complete and flavourful pasta dish. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs to taste before serving. SO simple!
Cheese & Tomato Tart
- Roll out a sheet of puff pastry and place it on a baking sheet.
- Spread a layer of Gournay cheese over the pastry, leaving a border around the edges.
- Top the cheese with sliced tomatoes, arranging them in a single layer.
- Optionally, sprinkle with fresh herbs like basil or thyme for added flavor.
- Bake in a preheated oven according to the puff pastry instructions, until the pastry is golden and the cheese is melted.
- Slice the tart into squares and serve it as a delicious and savoury appetiser or light meal.
Cheese & Cucumber Sarnies
A recreated classic. Perfect for vegan afternoon tea. You'll need...
- Sliced bread of your choice (white, whole wheat, or gluten-free)
- Gournay-style cheese (our Garlic & Herb)
- Cucumber, thinly sliced
- Fresh dill or chives, chopped (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Trim the crusts off the bread slices for a more traditional presentation, if desired.
- Spread a layer of cheese on one side of each bread slice.
- Place a few cucumber slices evenly over the cheese on half of the bread slices.
- Sprinkle with chopped fresh dill or chives, if using.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Top with the remaining bread slices to make sandwiches.
- Cut the sandwiches into bite-sized triangles or squares.
- Serve the cheese and cucumber tea sandwiches as a delightful and fuss-free option for afternoon tea, brunch, or as a light lunch.
These sandwiches are simple to make, refreshing, and perfect for enjoying during relaxed gatherings or when you want to treat yourself to a light and flavourful snack. They're especially good if you're saving room for all the sweet treats that afternoon tea has to offer!
So there you go... these are just a few ideas that showcase the creamy and herb-infused flavours of our garlic & herb cheese. Whether enjoyed simply with crackers or incorporated into creative recipes, this cheese adds a delightful burst of flavour to any dish. Enjoy exploring and indulging in its creamy goodness!