Blissful Eats with The Cook's Atelier || The Beloved Cheese Course

Hello Bliss readers! We thought today would be the perfect day to share a tradition rather than a recipe to celebrate the New Year.  We hope you all enjoyed your holiday festivities and are gearing up for a fun and exciting 2015! We are getting ready for our winter break but are fast and furious planning our upcoming season of market tours, cooking classes and workshops, as well as seasonal suppers at our atelier in Beaune, France. Visit our website and social media links for more information and specific dates.








Here at The Cook’s Atelier, one of our favorite courses of our “long French lunch” is the cheese course.  There is really something special about enjoying the conversation around the table after dinner with a bite of cheese and a lovely glass of wine.  We like to serve our cheese course in a vintage glass cheese dome or sometimes we just like to serve it on a rustic vintage board.  When preparing a cheese board, we look for an assortment of textures and offer three to five French cheeses including a selection of cow, goat and sheep. Be sure the cheese is at room temperature before you serve it as this brings out the true flavor of the cheese. Here in France, the majority of cheese is still unpasteurized and we think it’s the best. Be sure to source your cheese from a local farmer or specialty cheese shop in your area to create a classic French cheese board. We are particularly fond of our artisan cheese producers in Burgundy and we wanted to share our film of Yan, one of our favorite producers. This film was created in collaboration with our good friends, Matt and Julie of Tiger in a Jar. Our Producers are a big part of the experience at The Cook’s Atelier and we hope you enjoy this little glimpse of our life in France.

You can visit our online shop, The French Larder at The Cook’s Atelier, here for our selection of vintage cheese domes, boards, and cheese knives.


Bonne Année!


Marjorie et Kendall