Malakoff (food)

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Two malakoffs

A Malakoff is a ball of fried cheese typically found in Western Switzerland, more specifically in the villages of Eysins, Begnins, Bursins, Luins, and Vinzel on the shores of Lake Geneva.[1] Malakoffs are sometimes served as an hors d'oeuvre.[2] The name comes from the Battle of Malakoff, the dish itself having been invented by negus Swiss mercenaries during the siege of Sevastopol.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "A Bursins, le temple roman(d) du malakoff". Retrieved 2016-10-10.
  2. ^ Beard, J. (2015). The New James Beard. Open Road Media. pp. pt301–302. ISBN 978-1-5040-0457-2.