Love at First Bite The Breton Gourmet

American girl meets boy from Brittany, France – add four ingredients and a company is born!

The Breton Gourmet Products

The Breton Gourmet

Broye du PoitouThe idea of importing my husband’s (my first French import) favorites came to me during a trip to the lovely coast of Brittany. We looked for product that was high quality and unique to the US market, we found Goulibeur!

We met Brigitte, the owner; she began her company when she was 19 with her grandmother’s 100 year old recipe for broye’. The unique product offering and packaging captured our attention and then it was love at first bite! I never knew 4 ingredients could taste so good!

I loved the tradition as well – the idea of breaking and sharing a large broyé with friends and family then to find out that you could make a fabulous tart and crumble for ice cream…sold!

The beautiful cube shaped tins with 4 scenes of France along with the Broyé du Poitou is quickly becoming a must have especially for the holidays. Both make wonderful hostess gifts and the rich tradition of breaking and sharing is catching on!

French Apple Tart

My husband’s recipe for a traditional Tarte Tatin using the broye’ as the base is to die for! The large broye’ fits perfectly in a spring form pan – recipes are endless – cheesecake, fruit tarts – even brie with fruit (don’t tell my husband – he would never dream of doing this!

Tempted? The recipe is here.

Not convinced? How about, Strawberry/Rhubarb Goat Cheese & Mascarpone Cheesecake?

Strawberry/Rhubarb Goat Cheese & Mascarpone Cheesecake

For Ginger and Nutmeg’s US readers you can place an order here.

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Photo Credits: Donna Glehello

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