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Explore the secrets of preserving foie gras

Explore the secrets of preserving foie gras


Preserving and savoring foie gras is a true art, requiring special expertise to achieve the best possible texture and flavor that this gastronomic delight offers.

Unfortunately, time is not always kind to our food and can bring some surprises. Foie gras, sensitive to time and temperature changes, can quickly lose its taste and texture if proper preservation methods are not followed.

Foie gras has been an essential delicacy in celebrations for centuries. In ancient times, the Egyptians raised ducks and geese, providing them with food reserves during their long journeys.

Today, Fauchon offers foie gras that combines craftsmanship and expertise, providing consumers with an unforgettable taste experience. Discover below the secrets of preserving this product, as well as the different foie gras varieties from Fauchon, designed to make your celebrations special or to add a touch of magic to your meals.


Whether it's whole raw duck or goose liver, semi-cooked, or canned, there are different types of foie gras, and therefore, different ways to store it. Learn how to preserve all the flavors and achieve the best foie gras texture possible.

Preserving Raw Foie Gras

For raw foie gras (whole duck or goose liver), the key before enjoying it is to wrap it in plastic wrap or a cloth to maintain its freshness and prevent oxidation.

A whole duck foie gras can be stored for up to 10 days in the refrigerator, while whole goose foie gras can last up to 15 days, regardless of packaging.

Once opened, it's important to cook or consume the raw foie gras within 1 to 2 days maximum (if not vacuum-sealed) to retain all its flavors. In case of doubt, observe the color and texture of your foie gras (to avoid food poisoning!). Our advice is to enjoy it shortly after purchase for an optimal taste experience.

Preserving Semi-Cooked Foie Gras

To preserve your semi-cooked foie gras, keep it in the refrigerator between 0 and 4°C. Before opening, you can store it for 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge.

Semi-cooked foie gras, delicate due to its low-temperature cooking (between 70 and 85°C), deserves to be consumed within 24 hours of opening, whether packaged, in a jar, or in a terrine. Be sure to wrap it carefully to preserve its flavors and prevent oxidation.

Canned Foie Gras

Unlike its counterparts, canned foie gras can be consumed several years after acquisition. Place it in a dry, dark place at a temperature below 15°C.

Check the expiration date or the optimal use-by date to know when to enjoy your foie gras.

Once opened, you can store canned foie gras in the refrigerator for several days, remembering to check its color and texture before consumption.

Whether raw, semi-cooked, or canned, when it's time to enjoy foie gras, take it out of the refrigerator 15 to 20 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to intensify while giving the foie gras a melting texture. This slight temperature rise enhances its aromas and sublime its melting texture


If you want to prolong the magic of Fauchon foie gras, freezing is an option. Wrap it in airtight plastic wrap (sliced if desired) and place it in the freezer. Be sure to respect a maximum duration of 3 months to preserve the quality of the foie gras.

When you want to consume it, take the foie gras out 24 to 48 hours before the tasting day and place it in the fridge.

Fauchon Foie Gras, or the Art of Refined Preservation

Fauchon offers different types of foie gras, combining craftsmanship and finesse. Our recipes are created by various French master artisans who aim to combine the best ingredients with foie gras to take you on a journey or show you the different possibilities during festivities.

Our recipes are designed by different French master artisans eager to choose the best ingredients to combine with foie gras, taking you on a journey with each bite.

Whether it's our recipe for truffled goose foie gras, duck foie gras with verbena berries, or duck foie gras with wild garlic, all these foie gras varieties have one thing in common: they are made without additives or preservatives and are prepared and seasoned by hand.

These details transform canned foie gras into an ideal gastronomic pleasure to share during celebrations or throughout the year. The foie gras box, composed of duck foie gras and fig compote, can be the perfect gift to delight your loved ones.

The preservation of foie gras has no more secrets for you; you are now capable of savoring each bite in the best way possible.

And don't forget: the surest way to resist temptation is to succumb to it, so indulge in the various Fauchon foie gras recipes, to be enjoyed without moderation during festivities.

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