The Cheese Studio – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The Cheese Studio returns for its fourth year at the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which runs August 29 – November 23, 2019. While two of the kiosk’s food items from last year remain, gone is last year’s cheese trio, replaced by a black pepper soufflé.
Menu for 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
🆕 Black Pepper Boursin® Soufflé with Fig Marmalade (V) – $5.00
Maple Bourbon Cheesecake with Maple Bourbon Cream, Caramel and Pecan Crunch (V) – $4.50
*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
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 to return 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.