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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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cœur is a term used to describe cheeses in the form of a heart, usually after being placed in a mould or when drained in a heart-shaped basket such as Cœur à la crème—cheese curds which are then covered with cream and sugar and served as a dessert. Another example of a cheese taking this shape is the cœur d’Arras.