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Chef Julien Lapraille’s secret to make a memorable croque-monsieur? Bechamel. And a particularly good cheese, like our beloved Tomme de Stavelot.

Recette de cuisine | Croque gourmand à la Tomme de Stavelot

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  • 4 slices of bread (with a crust)
  • 25 g butter
  • 25 g spelt flour
  • 30 cl whole milk
  • 2 generous slices of Tomme de Stavelot
  • 50 g de Tomme de Stavelot, grated
  • Salt, pepper, salt flakes, flavoured oil and vinegar

Hands-on time: 20 mn
Cooking time: 20 mn


1. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and milk, stirring to make a bechamel. Away from the heat, have a taste, season as you wish and leave aside for now.

2. Toast the slices of bread to get a little more crunch

3. Follow these simple steps: bread topped with some bechamel then ham, cheese, slice of bread, a little more bechamel, grated cheese. Now place under the grill and let the cheese melt to your preference.

4. Serve with salad a a simple oil and vinegar dressing on the side.

Bon appétit!

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