The origin of the French word quiche is unknown, but it kind of sounds like “kiss,” as in: “Please give me a quiche.” That’s good enough for us. So, what would make a quiche worthy of such a comparison? In our opinion, the quiche would have to be so good it keeps you coming back for more. Trader Joe’s Quiche Lorraine is exactly that good.
While we already sell a variety of frozen quiche, we’ve yet to provide our customers with the classic from Lorraine, France. The reason for our delay has had to do with… ham. You see, Quiche Lorraine must not only have a perfectly flaky, buttery crust—it must also have plenty of ham. The trouble is, most bakeries that can produce a high-quality pastry are not USDA approved; which means, they can only include 3% ham. Not good enough!
After a diligent search, our developers finally found the right supplier in San Francisco. The Quiche Lorraine they make for us has a superb pastry crust, and contains about 20% uncured ham. The ham is matched with Swiss cheese, both of which are presented in a soft egg custard made from a short list of simple ingredients.
The Quiche is fully cooked, so you need only heat it and serve, either hot or room temperature. Serve it for breakfast with fresh fruit, or for lunch with fresh greens. It feeds four, unless you cut it into smaller pieces and serve it as an hors d’oeuvre. So versatile! So quiche-able.
If you find your lips are starting to quiver, hurry to Trader Joe’s. We’ll gladly give you a quiche (Quiche Lorraine, that is), and that for only $5.49.