How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and butter the ramekins.
  • Chop the cheese, including the rind, and put it in a food processor with the egg yolks, heavy cream, and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper.
  • Work it until smooth, adding more cream if necessary until the mixture almost falls from the spoon.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.
  • Stiffly whisk the egg whites in a mixer or by hand, adding a pinch of salt to help stiffen them.
  • If using a mixer, finish whisking them by hand.
  • Stir about a quarter of the egg whites into the cheese mixture to lighten it.
  • Add this mixture back into the remaining whites and fold them together as lightly as possible.
  • Tip the soufflé mixture into the buttered ramekins and smooth the tops with a metal spatula.
  • They should be completely full.
  • Run your thumb around the inside edge of the dishes to detach the mixture from the rim so the soufflés rise straight.
  • Set the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake until very hot, puffed, and brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
  • When shaken, they should wobble slightly.
  • Do not overbake or the soufflés will be dry.
  • Transfer them to cold plates lined with napkins and serve at once. The center of the soufflés should be slightly soft to provide a sauce for the firm outside.
  • The cheese mixture can be made up to 2 hours ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator. The whites must be whisked just before you assemble and bake the soufflé.

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    " It was excellent "
    cgendy ate it and said...
    I'v done this one with blue cheese and it came out great! :)
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  • wlouhoff 10 years ago
    This look great!! The reason for joining was because I was looking for a cheese souffle. I can't wait to try it out!! Let you know how it goes. Thanks again.
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    " It was excellent "
    inmaculada ate it and said...
    Wow!!! this looks so decadent and frenchy... I love soufflés, but felt afraid of the "falling" when out of the oven. What a great trick running the thumb around the edge of ramekins... I´d love to bake these little jewels next time I´ve got friends at home.
    Thanks a lot. I´ll let you know when I make.
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