Culinary memories of the 1970s and early 1980s will find a rise in popularity of the soufflé. This decadent dish with French origins is a crème patisserie, which means it has an egg yolk base and is made to be fluffy and airy. Whether served sweet or savory, the soufflé is a dish that requires patient attention to detail, but is absolutely worth the wait.
And when soufflé is combined with cheese? Well, what could be more French than that! National Cheese Soufflé Day is here to celebrate the delectability that takes food from something simply to be eaten into something that is meant to be experienced on a whole new level.
History of National Cheese Soufflé Day
The soufflé has a history that dates back to Paris, France in the mid 1700s. The dish was refined over the years and grew in popularity when, a century later, it was made more famous by French chef, Marie-Antoine Carême, in the mid-1800s.
Fast forward another hundred years or so when this French cuisine became popular across the ocean, in the United States. By the mid-20th century, the cheese soufflé could be found in restaurants ranging from New York City to San Francisco. And famous French chef Julia Child did her part to bring French cooking, including the cheese soufflé, to American kitchens.
Now, National Cheese Soufflé Day is here to bring awareness and attention to this delicious treat that melts in your mouth!
How to Celebrate National Cheese Soufflé Day
Enjoy a rich and delightful celebration of this noble dish on National Cheese Soufflé Day! Get started by implementing some of these interesting ideas to pay homage to the fromage (cheese soufflé, that is):
Go Out for Cheese Soufflé
In observance of National Cheese Soufflé Day, enjoy an afternoon or evening meal that incorporates this delicious dish. High end French restaurants are often the ones who serve this delicacy, so make those reservations in advance to get a table at a local restaurant. And perhaps ask when making the reservation if it is necessary to order the cheese soufflé in advance, so it’s ready at the exact right time.
Plan a Trip to France
For those who are culinary travelers, perhaps National Cheese Soufflé Day would be just the right time to plan a trip to enjoy this dish in its place of origin. Pop into a French restaurant or cafe for a delicious taste of unique flavors of dishes, including the fromage (cheese) soufflé. Restaurants with names like Le Soufflé, Le Récamier, and Auberge Bressane are the perfect places to get started on a journey to find the best cheese soufflé in the world.
And, while in Paris, don’t forget to stop by some amazing sights, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and The Louvre!
Interested in following up a Cheese Soufflé with a sweeter, dessert version? Consider celebrating National Chocolate Soufflé Day in February!