What to Eat in France: Truffade

Published by Saturday, August 1, 2015 Permalink 0

What to Eat in France: Truffade, or Potato, Bacon and Cheese Melt

by Jonell Galloway

I don’t want to disappoint you, but truffade doesn’t contain truffles. It’s a specialty of Auvergne, and “truffade” which simply means “a potato dish” in the local dialect.

This dish was traditionally prepared by shepherds, who went into the mountains for months at a time to live in cheesemaking chalets called burons. It is traditionally made with fresh (i.e. not aged) Cantal cheese, but different cheeses are used in different villages, depending on the local cheese available.

Truffade is usually eaten with a green salad and sometimes with local country ham.

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