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Malakoff - A Swiss Culinary Oddity

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Malakoff - A Swiss Culinary Oddity

Cyrus J. Farivar | Dec 19, 2001 03:05 PM

I just thought I would enlighten the Chowhound community to the interesting Swiss dish known as "Malakoff", which, from what I gather, only exists within a small strip of villages to the east of Nyon, Switzerland (about 25 km east of Geneva). It consists of a small ball of cheese which comes in a fried sort of shell. It's an actual dish, but personally, I think it would work better as an hors d'œuvre. You eat about 4 or so of them per person. They're pretty cool...but I think the coolest thing about malakoff, is that they only exist in a really small geographic area. I've only had them at a small restaurant in Eysins, which is on the other side of Nyon (eastern side)...but many of the villages there have it. It's worth a try.

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