Espuma & Ratatouille

Espuma & ratatouille

You no longer have to go to a gourmet restaurant to taste a wonderful espuma! This airy, lightweight foam made from «Der edle Maxx 365» cheese, lemon, and fine herbs is something you can make yourself, thanks to this recipe from Christian Kuchler. Espuma is a Spanish word meaning «foam». We serve our «Der edle Maxx 365» espuma with a delicious ratatouille.

  • Aperitif and appetizers


serves 10 Personen
500 ml full-fat cream
125 g «Der edle Maxx 365», finely grated
0.5 dl white wine
1 piece(s) sprig of rosemary
1 piece(s) sprig of thyme
1 piece(s) clove of crushed garlic
0.5 piece(s) lemon
salt, pepper, Piment d’Espelette, olive oil
1 piece(s) red pepper, cut into small cubes
1 piece(s) zucchini, cut into small cubes
1 piece(s) eggplant, cut into small cubes
2 tbsp passata
0.5 bundle basil, finely sliced
0.5 bundle flat-leaf parsley, finely sliced
salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Espuma

    Heat the cream with rosemary, thyme, and garlic, reducing it by half.

    Add the white wine and mix in the grated cheese using a hand blender.

    Season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper and pass through a fine sieve.

    Next, pour the mixture into a Kisag whipper and keep warm in a bain marie/oven at 70°C.

  2. Ratatouille

    Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the peppers, zucchini, and eggplant, and fry over a high heat. Add the tomato sauce, basil, and parsley and allow to simmer for around five minutes.

    Season to taste.

    Place the ratatouille in a deep dish or glass.

    Add the espuma and garnish with a little Piment d’Espelette and olive oil.

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Christian Kuchler

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Werbegrafik für den Käse «Der edle Maxx 365»
Käselaib Der edle Maxx 365, extrawürzig Schweizer Rohmilchkäse
«Der edle Maxx 365»

«Der edle Maxx 365»is the eldest member of the Maxx family. Even more powerful and spirited than its brothers, its very special, unique character is impressive. Its cheese crystals and ultra-creamy, meltingly delicious flavor captivate the taste buds as only a mature and seasoned cheese can. After “Der scharfe Maxx” cheese wheels have spent five months in the maturation cellar, our master cheesemakers select some of the best wheels and use their skillful touch to nurture them for even longer – up to 365 days. This is how «Der edle Maxx 365» develops its unique personality. A carefully refined delicacy, it will offer you and your guests the very best in flavor. And also prove that it’s still possible to be dazzlingly charming and bursting with personality even at a mature age.

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