This recipe is based on a traditional French-Savoyan dish called Tartiflette, which uses Reblochon cheese. We use Alsatian Munster cheese instead, but the recipe is otherwise the same.
Using the traditional cheese of Alsace, Munster, this recipe transforms a traditional Rhineland dish into something more distinctly French. It's a cheese and potato casserole wrapped into some puffy pastry crust.
Alsatian Munster cheese is a traditional cheese made using unpasteurized cow's milk. This recipe is for Munster Soup or, quite literally, just melted Munster and cream. This type of dish is common in the Alpine regions of Europe and is very popular in Switzerland, though with different types of cheese.