Auld Alliance: Potted French Blue Cheese and Scotch Whisky Pate
120 mins (prep 120)
3 ingredients
4 servings
The Auld Alliance is the historic friendship between Scotland and France, as well as a traditional cheese and whisky recipe. Here is a modern version of my Scottish grandmother's recipe for Auld Alliance. I have used Scotch whisky and a lighter French blue cheese, Fourme d'Ambert, instead of the usual Roquefort, which I find very salty. This makes a fabulous appetiser or an alternative cheese course. Choose a blue cheese and Scotch whisky of your choice; blends are better than malts in this recipe. A Potted History! Scotland’s most famous connection with Europe was the Auld Alliance with France. First agreed in 1295/6 the Auld Alliance was built on Scotland and France’s shared need to curtail English expansion. Primarily it was a military and diplomatic alliance but for most of the population, it brought tangible benefits through pay as mercenaries in France’s armies and the pick of finest French wines! The preparation time includes the chilling time.

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Serving Size (87.5 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 357.0 Calories from Fat 164.07
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.23g 112.16%
Saturated Fat 5.47g 109.38%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 8.75mg 11.67%
Sodium 656.25mg 109.38%
Total Carbohydrate 39.23g 52.3%
Dietary Fiber 1.84 g 29.4%
Sugars 1.82 g %
Protein 9.12g 72.94%
Vitamin A 81.38IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 78.75mg% Iron 2.18mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
scotch whisky, fresh ground black pepper