Cheese Puffs

Gougères

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Preparation info

  • Makes about

    40

    Bite-Size hors D’Oeuvres
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Baking

Baking

By James Peterson

Published 2009

  • About

These little cheese puffs are a traditional French hors d’oeuvre, perfect with a glass of wine or a cocktail. You can make them any size you like, but these are bite size. Most recipes for gougères call for Gruyère cheese, but Gruyère is a moist cheese that can make the puffs heavy. You’ll have more success with well-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano or aged Gouda because they are dry and flavorful and don’t weigh down the pastry.