REVIEW: The Cheese Studio at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2019
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!)
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
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
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.
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.”
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.”
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.