“Cordon Bleu” refers to a famous dish that originated in Switzerland, though it’s often associated with French cuisine due to its name and popularity in French-speaking regions. The term “Cordon Bleu” translates to “Blue Ribbon” in English, historically signifying food of the highest quality.

The classic Cordon Bleu is a meat roulade, traditionally made with a slice of veal or chicken that’s pounded thin. This meat slice is then layered with a slice of ham and cheese, typically Swiss cheese like Gruy√®re. The assembled roulade is then rolled up, breaded, and either pan-fried or baked until the meat is cooked through and the cheese inside has melted, creating a rich and flavorful dish.

The crispy exterior from the breading, combined with the tender meat, savory ham, and gooey cheese center, makes Cordon Bleu a beloved dish worldwide. It’s often served with a side of vegetables, potatoes, or rice, and sometimes accompanied by a sauce, like a creamy Dijon mustard sauce, to enhance its flavors.

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