FAQ : Foie gras
What is foie gras?
Foie gras, a noble and refined product, is made from duck or goose liver. Renowned for its melt-in-the-mouth texture and rich, unctuous taste, foie gras is a prized specialty of French cuisine. It is served for family meals and special occasions.
What are the different types of foie gras?
There are different types of foie gras, defined not only by their texture, but also by their manufacturing process.
Whole foie gras is a preparation made from whole duck or goose foie gras. One of the most prestigious varieties, whole foie gras is renowned for both its quality and refinement. With a velvety texture on the palate, subtle, flavorful aromas emerge for an authentic taste experience.
Semi-cooked foie gras is a specialty that is lightly cooked at a low temperature to preserve all its flavor and tenderness. It is firm on the outside and meltingly soft on the inside.
Bloc de foie gras is a preparation based on emulsified foie gras, which is mixed with other ingredients such as butter, milk or spices to create a smooth, spreadable texture.
What's the difference between duck and goose foie gras?
Duck foie gras is more common and offers a subtle, delicate taste. Goose foie gras, on the other hand, is renowned for its intense flavor, finesse and smoothness. Above all, it's a question of taste.
What types of foies gras are available at Fauchon?
Fauchon offers an exquisite selection of foie gras to satisfy every taste. Discover the timeless Foie Gras de Canard Entier from free-range ducks, prepared with the greatest care by hand. Handcrafted in the Landes region of France, this quality product with its frank taste and musky aroma is sure to delight gourmets. Opt for a touch of boldness with Foie Gras d'Oie Entier Recette d'Alsace truffé à 5%, an exceptional product in which Périgord black truffles are delicately introduced to subtly enhance the spicy notes of the Foie gras. Perfectly matched and long on the palate, let yourself be surprised by the exceptional flavors of Fauchon products.
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How to enjoy foie gras
A masterpiece of French gastronomy, foie gras is a subtle delight. Served on toast or lightly toasted brioche, this gastronomic delicacy will reveal all its aromas and smoothness. Foie gras is best served at room temperature, 30 to 50 minutes before serving, to reveal its full potential.
How to store foie gras?
To preserve the freshness and quality of your foie gras, Fauchon offers a few tips. It should be stored in the refrigerator between 2°C and 4°C, and eaten within 3 days of opening. It's best to keep the product in its original packaging to preserve all its aromas.