Sauce Isigny

Hollandaise sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    300 ml

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in
The Cooking of Normandy

By Jane Grigson

Published 1987

  • About

Visitors to Normandy are likely to flash through Isigny on their way to Bayeux without stopping to recall that it produces some of France’s finest butter. Its only rival, I suppose, is the town of Echiré in the Deux-Sèvres. Sauce Isigny is more usually known as hollandaise sauce, but I suspect that its original home was Paris, and not Isigny or Holland at all. Nevertheless, it goes so well with Normandy food - fish of many kinds, artichokes, poultry - that it cannot be left out.