REVIEW: The Cheese Studio at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2019

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Welcome to a Marketplace Booth review for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place in the park from August 29 to November 23, 2019. This review will cover The Cheese Studio kiosk located in Future World West along the pathway between the Imagination pavilion and World Showcase. This is a one-stop shop for all things Cheese-inspired at the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. (Note that the menu prices do not include tax!)

For our complete coverage of the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, head to our festival landing page here.

The Cheese Studio Booth at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2019

Menu for The Cheese Studio at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Food:

  • Braised Beef “Stroganoff” with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom and Boursin Garlic with Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce – $5.50
  • 🆕 Black Pepper Boursin® Soufflé with Fig Marmalade (V) – $5.00
  • Maple Bourbon Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch (V) – $4.50

Beverages:

*Price per bottle is an average price of the spirit at your local liquor store.

Photos of Menu Items from The Cheese Studio at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Braised Beef Stroganoff with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom and Boursin Garlic with Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce – $5.50

Braised Beef Stroganoff with Tiny Egg Noodles, Wild Mushroom and Boursin Garlic with Fine Herbs Cheese Sauce, $5.50

In 2017, the “stroganoff” didn’t impress. The egg noodles got to know the cheese sauce a little too well making them over-inflated and giving them a consistency that was just gross. There’s a solid portion of braised beef on top that tasted just fine, but the overall dish wasn’t one of our “must gets”. Out of all the festival dishes that returned in 2018, how did this one make the cut, but the Avocado Cream at Active Eats didn’t?

*NEW* Black Pepper Boursin® Soufflé with Fig Marmalade – $5.00

We all liked it. It has the texture of a hush puppy: tough outside, soft inside. The cheese inside is slightly sweet and there’s a pepper aftertaste. It reminded us all of the cheddar biscuits at Red Lobster in the best way. The fig marmalade adds a nice sweetness and almost  berry flavor on top.

Maple Bourbon Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch – $4.50

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 The Cheese Studio
Maple Bourbon Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch, $4.50

Move over, onion tart! Make way for maple cream! This stellar dessert arrives nice and cold with a great maple flavor that permeates the entire cheesecake. There’s easily enough to split among a family here and at a $4.50 price tag, you can’t go wrong with this fantastic dessert.

Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Blueberry Wine, St. Petersburg, FL ($26/bottle) – $10.00

From Florida Orange Groves Winery: “This sparkling blueberry wine has a vibrant off-dry light-to-medium body and is violet in color. Its sweet flavor is complemented by a crisp and tangy blueberry finish.”

La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey ($16/bottle) – $5.00

From La Crema Winery: “Aromas of white peach, lemon curd and citrus blossom are followed by flavors Meyer lemon, nectarine and hints of tropical fruit. The lively acidity is complimented by a lingering finish with notes of minerality.”

Domaine Saint André de Figuière Rosé, Côtes de Provence ($18/bottle) – $5.00

Epcot Food and Wine 2018 The Cheese Studio
Domaine Saint André de Figuière Rosé, Côtes de Provence ($18/bottle), $5.00

Yup, it’s wine. This bottle of rose retails for about $18 outside of Walt Disney World making $5 a glass a hard swallow. Fortunately the wine is served nice and cold and pairs well with the other offerings from the Cheese Studio.

Alta Vista Estate Malbec, Mendoza ($14/bottle) – $7.00

From Kobrand: “The wine has ripe, red fruit aromas and spicy notes, with round, soft tannins and a lively mouthfeel.”

Location of the Cheese Studio at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Cheese Studio is located in Future World West along the pathway between the Imagination pavilion and World Showcase. The Cheese Studio is Number 5 on the map below.

About the author

Alicia

Growing up a native Floridian, I've been visiting the parks since I was three months old. I love all things Winnie the Pooh, Hidden Mickey hunting, and dole whips.

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