I teamed up with my friends at Fresh Start Fauxmage to bring you a couple of holiday recipes, starting with this French Onion Soup. This soup would be a gorgeous cozy addition to any holiday meal. When I set out to make a veganized French Onion Soup, I wasn't really sure where I would end up. It's a soup that I ate growing up many times. I have especially high standards when trying to create a recipe that tastes as good as or better than the one that exists in my memory. (I have a terrible memory for some things, but food memory is a completely different thing, and mine is on point!) It is safe to say, that I would be proud to serve this soup to anyone....
The broth has so much richness, depth and flavour from the onions, red wine, herbs........
For the cheese I used a combination of Everything Bagel Style Fauxmage, and a shredded vegan mozza. While testing the recipe, I tried the fauxmage alone, then various other combinations along with the fauxmage. This is where I landed. The fauxmage gives the topping complexity, it's really falvourful, then the mozza somehow softenes the flavour of the fauxmage JUST enough, which somehow enhances and brings balance to the dish for me. It's not really that the combination of the vegan fauxmage and mozza cheeses taste like Gruyere cheese ( which I would use here if I wasn't a vegan) but it mimics something about the overall experience and flavour profile for me. My taste buds are just like YES, this is it...perfection.
If you don't live in Atlantic Canada, or where you are able to buy Fauxmage, just find your favourite plant based cheeses. Perhaps something artisnal is available that I can't get where I am. There's a lot of products out there.
French Onion Soup with Everything Bagel Fauxmage
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