Lactalis Culinary Embraces Premium French Tradition with Societe Roquefort

Chefs use World Famous Cheese in Varying Applications

Lactalis Culinary Embraces Premium French Tradition with Societe RoquefortSociété Roquefort gives Lactalis Culinary’s product list a regal feel, readily living up to the earned moniker “King of Cheese.” The rare and precious sheep’s milk blue cheese produces a unique aroma and an intense flavor that is easily paired and used in a variety of applications in chefs’ kitchens specializing in all cuisines.

Société Roquefort originated in south of France and was known to capture the appreciation of kings, emperors and many writers through the course of history. The legend of Roquefort cheese is owed to a yearning shepherd who, after spotting a beautiful woman at the base of the Cambalou Mountain, left his bread and ewe’s milk behind in a cave to run after her. When the shepherd returned, he found molded bread and milk curd that was marbled with green veins. Penicillium Roqueforti had turned the cheese into delicious Roquefort.

“Société Roquefort’s rich history provides chefs with a truly traditional cheese that will complement just about any recipe,” said Warren Katz, imported cheese sales manager and corporate chef. “Chefs don’t need to specialize in French cuisine to enjoy the versatility of this cheese – it’s the perfect ingredient to add a little French culture to any dish from appetizer to main course.”

Lactalis Culinary Embraces Premium French Tradition with Societe RoquefortSociété Roquefort’s creamy, tangy rich flavor makes a little go a long way, proving useful in a variety of applications. Aside from being featured aside fruit or nuts on a cheese plate, it can be melted on flatbreads, crumbled in salads, topped on gourmet sliders, melted into a steak sauce. Société Roquefort also pairs wonderfully with sweet wines, a combination that perfectly complements the salty tang of the cheese.

Roquefort earned the European distinction P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) in 1925. This label protects the reputation of the cheese, guaranteeing the cheese’s particular characteristics and traditional methods of production. The Société Roquefort cheese-makers have been experts in the craft since 1863 and Société is now the #1 Roquefort brand in France.

Société Roquefort Sliders with Mushroom and Onion
Serves 4

  • 1 lb. Onion, sliced thin
  • 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 4 Hamburger Buns, slider size
  • 4 oz. Société Roquefort


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Cook onions until evenly browned and caramelized stirring frequently. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground pepper.
  2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Cook mushrooms until evenly browned and caramelized stirring frequently. Season to taste with fresh ground pepper.
  3. Form ground beef into 4 ¼ pound patties. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper and cook over medium high heat until desired doneness.
  4. Assemble sliders with mushrooms on bottom half of bun, then burger patty, onions and top with crumbled Roquefort.

Société Roquefort and Prosciutto Flatbread with Caramelized Shallots
Serves 4

  • 1 lbs. Shallots, peeled
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 16 oz. Frozen Pizza Dough
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Salt and Fresh ground pepper
  • 8 oz. Prosciutto, sliced, torn
  • 8 large Figs, quartered
  • 8 oz. Société Roquefort, crumbled
  • 1 Tsp. Oregano, torn


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Place shallots, 2 tablespoons oil, balsamic vinegar, and pinch of salt and pepper in aluminum foil. Fold foil closed to form package. Bake in a 400 F oven for about 20 minutes, shaking package frequently to prevent sticking.
  3. Thaw pizza crust and stretch dough into to flatbread according to directions on package.
  4. Brush dough with remaining olive oil, season with salt and pepper and bake on pre-heated baking stone until gold brown and crispy, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and garnish with prosciutto, figs, Roquefort, shallots and oregano. Serve immediately

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About Lactalis Culinary
Lactalis Culinary is the foodservice division of Lactalis American Group, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Parmalat S.p.A. Parmalat S.p.A. is an Italian public entity majority owned by France-based Groupe Lactalis – the world’s largest producer of premium cheese. Lactalis Culinary, marketer of the Galbani, Président, Sorrento and Black Diamond brands in the foodservice sector, brings you a range of high quality European style cheese and marketing support that helps you optimize the value of great cheese in your operation. For more information on Lactalis Culinary, visit