Bringing the French gougère to America

The idea for Bougie Gougies blossomed from cherished memories of my dear family friend Suzanne. Before she moved to the United States after WW2, she lived an exciting life, studying and modeling, in Paris. Besides instilling in me a curiosity about the world, travel, and culture, she was the one who first introduced me to gougères—the French cheese puff pastries that elevate any gathering.

Over the years, I’ve delighted my friends with this tasty hors d’oeuvre. Simple yet sophisticated, gougies are an exquisite contribution to any party and make my friends feel special as soon as they walk through my front door. Gougies make such a great first impression that I no longer need to stress if the flowers are not perfect or if dessert is served late.

When my friends started requesting my gougies for their parties, I realized a need to bring gougies to everyone who loves to entertain. And so voilà, Bougie Gougies was born. I invite you to please indulge in the delicate, cheesy flavors of gougies, where these irresistible puffs and the finest champagne create an effortless and remarkable gathering for your loved ones.

Bon appétit!

Kristin M. Middleton

Kristin M. Middleton

What are gougies?

Gougies or gougères are delightful French pastries known for their light and airy texture, flavored with cheese and a hint of savory goodness. These delectable bite-sized puffs are made from choux pastry, which is mixed with Gruyère and Comte cheese to create a rich and flavorful cheese puff. Baked to golden perfection, gougères offer a delightful balance of crispy exterior and a soft interior. With their elegant and irresistible taste, gougères are the perfect appetizer or snack, bringing a touch of sophistication to any occasion.