Crisp on the outside, and soft and custardy on the inside-- I can’t imagine anything more lovely to serve at wine tastings or with a glass of champagne than a choux pastry (the same type you would make eclairs or cream puffs with) plus shredded cheese. And, these fancy little cheese puffs are really quite easy to prepare. Gougères are typically made with Gruyère cheese and thyme, or you can substitute any hard cheese and herbs you desire in the recipe (try gouda or farmhouse mature white cheddar with herbes de Provence or recipe #376859). Or, make them larger to be filled (try finely chopped ham, sausage or orange marmalade). Best eaten the same day. I've slightly adapted the original recipe which is from the world-famous Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, California.