When we visited Epcot for the first time, we fell in love with the French Pavilion. My oldest son had been studying the french language and culture at school. We were having fun coming up with recipes for the days the teacher asked the kids to bring in a traditional french dish from a particular french speaking region. I have always loved french food, or at least all the bread and pastries so that is what we focused on at home. After all who can resist those delicious treats? We decided to have lunch at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie. The cases of delicious looking salads, sandwiches, quiches, pastries and desserts was irresistible. For lunch, I ordered the cheese sampler and a fresh baguette. This is a meal I absolutely love and will usually order when travelling. It’s a great way to sample the flavors of the region. The cheese plate comes with five cheeses. The menu states it includes blue, goat, brie, Gouda and Gruyere. I shared all five cheese and my bread with my family as I thought it was all delicious and such a fun lunch.
To recreate this dish, I recommend going to a good grocery store with a well stocked cheese section. If possible, shop in the “French” section and ask if you can taste some cheeses before buying. You can try to find some that fit the five categories on the Disney menu or you can select five cheeses you really like and want to experiment with at home. I do recommend having a mix of soft and hard cheeses as well as mild and strong flavors.
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- french baguette
- blue cheese
- goat cheese
- brie cheese
- Gouda cheese
- fresh greens, such as spinach, if desired
- Cut and arrange cheeses over fresh greens, if desired. Serve with a warm baguette cut into small slices.
Other recipes inspired by Les Halles and Epcot France include