Cheeses of Europe Celebrates Brunch Culture
Brunch Culture Turns Mainstream with Top Tips from the Experts
While dining out has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels, brunch culture is staying strong. Charles Duque, Managing Director of the French Dairy Board says, "We are all eating differently these days and there's a renewed interest in enjoying brunch at home. Versatile cheeses like Emmental feature prominently in egg dishes such as cheese soufflés, croque monsieur sandwiches and cheese omelets."
Here are some ways brunch culture is evolving on the home front. Creativity - Let's Brunch author Belinda Smith-Sullivan says, "Brunch is the most creative meal because there are no rules — as menu offerings can range from a full array of breakfast items to steak and potatoes and everything in between." She adds, "Having lived and attended university in France, eating cheese—everyday—
If you haven't seen a brunch board yet, you will soon. There are over 3K posts on Instagram with the tag #brunchboard. Think of it as a more relaxed version of the traditional buffet experience. With no instructions necessary, it's visual, flexible and allows you to combine the best elements of a winning cheese board with all your brunch favorites. Imagine a spread of waffles, bacon and sausage, hard boiled eggs, fresh seasonal fruit, wedges of quiche, chunks of Mimolette and instead of traditional toast, toasted slices of baguette to go with rich Triple Crème cheeses.
Just because you're staying in doesn't mean you can't enjoy a social brunch with friends. But make it virtual by scheduling a date on Zoom or Google Hangouts. A big spread of finger food makes it easy to chat, snack and spend some time socializing. Take your laptop to your dining room table, breakfast nook or backyard and lay out a spread that you can eat leisurely. Great options for nibbling include Pont l'Evêque Tarts with ham and apple in puff pastry, crostini with Époisses and onion jam, breakfast fondue with Emmental and crumbled
bacon and blue cheese deviled eggs made with Bleu d'Auvergne. For more delicious recipe ideas visit https://cheesesofeurope.com/