Croque Monsieur angerichtet auf einem Holzbrett

Croque Monsieur

With its mild taste and melt-in-the-mouth texture «Der freche Maxx» is the perfect partner for Croque Monsieur à la Christian Kuchler. In France, this toasted French sandwich has been a popular snack for over 100 years. In French, «croquer» means to «bite into» or «crunch». And this is a snack that's always tasty to bite into!

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serves 2-4
4 slices buttered toast
8 slices shoulder of ham
4 tbsp «La Vache qui rit»
100 g «Der freche Maxx», cut into slices
50 g «Der freche Maxx», grated
25 g soft butter


  1. Spread the toast with a generous layer of “La Vache qui rit” cheese.

    Cover with the bacon and “Der freche Maxx” cheese.

    Add a second slice of toast on top.

    Spread the uppermost side of the toast with butter and then grate over 50g of “Der freche Maxx” cheese.

    Bake in the oven at 250°C for two minutes, then place under a medium grill until golden brown.  

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Christian Kuchler

Cheese types used

Werbegrafik für den Käse «Der freche Maxx»
Käselaib Der freche Maxx
Der freche Maxx

Young, wild and bold – «Der freche Maxx» wants to get out and about and not hang around, because it knows the time has come to step out onto the playing field. After just three months it leaves the maturation cellar at Studer specialty cheesemakers and is off to make lots of new friends, thanks to its mild taste and melt-in-the-mouth texture. This is a young cheese that unfolds an unexpected richness of flavors on the palate and proves to be ultra-smooth and delicately aromatic. Despite its short maturation time, it reveals its delicious potential perfectly. In addition, «Der freche Maxx» is utterly uncomplicated and good-natured. This makes it the perfect partner for any occasion.

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