I made this week’s assignment at the same time we were assigned to make Dorie’s Provençal olive fougasse. I thought my mother and nieces would help me eat the bread and dip, but my nieces were having none of either. My mother on the other hand said she enjoyed the cheese (as any good mother would say to her child’s face), but she also said it needed a little something more, hmm, savory perhaps? Like something with a little more kick? She couldn’t quite put her finger on it but kept thoughtfully eating and examining bites of the stuff till she was distracted by HGTv’s “House Hunters”. Personally, I think this would have been a bit tastier had some cream cheese or Gruyere been added for texture and more flavor.
To see how others fared with this Lyonnaise garlic & herb cheese, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.