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Rectangular kaassoufflés on a plate.

A kaassoufflé is a Dutch snack of melted cheese inside a thin dough-based wrap which has been breaded and then deep-fried.



A kaassoufflé is thought to be influenced by Indonesian street food called gorengan (fritter).[1] It is either bought ready-made frozen and deep-fried at home, or ordered at snackbars in the Netherlands, where it is one of the few vegetarian fast-food snacks available.[2] At certain Dutch fastfood outlets, such as FEBO or Smullers, it is possible to purchase a kaassoufflé without having to order it at the counter; instead it can be had directly from an automatiek, a coin-operated vending machine.[3][4] Kaassoufflé is also a popular snack to be served at a borrel, an informal Dutch gathering with drinks and snacks (the word "borrel" originally referred to a small glass in which distilled beverages, usually jenever, is served).[citation needed]

Typically this snack comes in two different shapes: either as a large rectangle measuring approximately 10 cm by 5 cm (4" by 2"), or shaped like a half moon of about 10 cm (5") in length. Smaller versions, called mini-kaassoufflés, are usually sold for consumption at home, or for at the aforementioned borrel where they are usually eaten as part of a bittergarnituur, a selection of snacks to go with drinks.[5] Kaassoufflés are not limited to having only a Gouda-like cheese as a filling. Additional flavourings can be added to the cheese, such as ham and spinach, or it can also be made with different types of cheese.[6][7] Another variety of kaassoufflé is the oven-baked type. This is simply done by wrapping a slice of cheese, with or without additional spices, inside puff pastry and then baking it in an oven.[8]

Although the name of this snack contains the word "soufflé", it has very little in common with a real soufflé which, indeed, can contain cheese and can therefore also be called a kaassoufflé in the Dutch language.[9]

Consumption practices


A kaassoufflé is usually eaten on its own, with mustard, mayonnaise, regular ketchup, or curried ketchup. A broodje kaassoufflé is the snack served in a bun.[10]

See also



  1. ^ Gilang Shanahan. "Lazy Kaassoufflé (Dutch Deep Fried Breaded Cheese!)". My Big Fat Cooking Blog. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Wordt nu lid van Voedingswaardetabel.nl". voedingswaardetabel.nl. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  3. ^ "Plate of the Day Food Blog NYC - Febo Automat Amsterdam – Kaassoufflé Food Blog NYC Reviews Info". plateoftheday.com. Archived from the original on 2015-10-18. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  4. ^ Planet, L.; Berkmoes, R.V.; Zimmerman, K. (2010). Lonely Planet The Netherlands. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 51. ISBN 9781742203621. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  5. ^ "congrescentrumamstelveen.nl - congrescentrumamstelveen Resources and Information". congrescentrumamstelveen.nl. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  6. ^ "ham kaas souffle Banketbakkerij Kwekkeboom te Amsterdam". Archived from the original on 2015-02-21. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  7. ^ "Culifrost, Noordermorssingel 10, 7461 JN Rijssen (NL)" (PDF). 20 May 2011. Retrieved 2015-08-26.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Kaassoufflé recept - Smulweb.nl". smulweb.nl. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  9. ^ "DE ECHTE HOLLANDSE KAASSOUFFLE recept - Smulweb.nl". smulweb.nl. Retrieved 2015-08-26.
  10. ^ "Broodje Kaassoufflé - The Frying Dutchman". thefryingdutchman.nl. Archived from the original on 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2015-08-26.