About Petit-Suisse Edit
Petit-suisse (meaning little Swiss) is a French cheese from the Normandy region. It is a fromage frais; an unripened, unsalted, smooth and creamy cheese. It is made from cow's milk enriched with cream so that it has approximately 40% fat content. The cheese is then smoothed and drained in a centrifuge. A typical cheese weighs 30 grams, and is packaged in a cylinder approximately 4cm high and 3cm diameter.
Petit-suisse may be consumed with sugar, as a dessert with jam or honey, or salted and peppered with herbs. It is also used in meat stuffings. A mixture of petit-suisse and mustard is sometimes applied to rabbit to prevent the meat from degrading (falling apart) during cooking.
The best known brand of Petit-Suisse is "Petit Gervais".