French Pommes Aligot with Imported Cantal Cheese

If you haven’t tried Pommes Aligot yet you’re in for a treat! This perfect marriage of creamy mashed potatoes and your favorite fondue create a luxurious side dish that’s sure to wow. Cantal is a firm sweet-nutty cow’s milk cheese produced in the Auvergne region of central France where this dish is a classic! If you can’t find Cantal you can substitute Tomme, Comte, or Swiss cheese.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4


  • 4 large yukon gold potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 6 TB butter
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded imported Cantal cheese


  • Cover potatoes and garlic clove with cold, salted water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until fork tender and softened. Drain potatoes and press through a ricer back into your saucepan over low heat. Add butter and heavy cream and vigorously stir the potatoes with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes, until they become super creamy. Add your shredded cheese and stir until completely combined and fondue-like. Season to taste with salt and serve immediately.
Keyword cheesy potatoes, mashed potatoes, potate side dishes