Raise your hand if you've ever actually made a soufflé. Yeah, me neither. Not until, that is, I took a class a few years ago with Paule Caillat in Paris and realized what a cozy, simple, weeknight dish a cheese soufflé actually is. A cheese soufflé, in case you've never had one, is like a giant cheese puff, a hot cheese pudding with a crispy top and creamy, melting cloud inside.
Best of all, a soufflé is easy — not fussy, not so elusively French as I had supposed it to be. Here's how to make a savory cheese soufflé — why not whip one up tonight?