Review: Roule Lard et Fromage (Bacon and Cheese Roll) at Epcot’s Les Halles

You know, there are few better ways — especially while Soarin’ is undergoing refurb ;) — to start a day at Epcot than a visit to Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot’s France Pavilion.

Even though we talk about Les Halles a lot here on the DFB (it’s one of our Favorite Epcot Restaurants, after all), it still comes as a surprise to lots of guests that you can indeed start your day at Epcot here.

Unique among World Showcase counter service eateries, Les Halles opens at 9:00 am, whereas the rest open along with World Showcase at 11:00AM daily. (Future World spots like Fountain View and Sunshine Seasons are the places you can find breakfast items upon Epcot’s typical 9:00AM opening).

Now, you may think it’s all sweet treats at Les Halles, and if you want to start your day with Mousse au Chocolat, a Napoleon, or even a coffee-infused Café Liégeois, then have at it — you’re on vacation!

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot's France Pavilion

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot’s France Pavilion

But there is a savory little gem we’d like to bring to your attention today, if you haven’t yet sampled this Les Halles staple for yourself: it’s the Roule Lard et Fromage.

Roulé Lard and Fromage

Roulé Lard et Fromage

That’s rolled Bacon and Cheese. Or a Bacon and Cheese Roll. Or Roll combining the two greatest ingredients on earth. 

Roulé Lard and Fromage

Roulé Lard et Fromage

I think the translation is something close to that ;).

If the name alone doesn’t convince you (Cheese! Pastry! BACON!!), let’s take a closer look! The first glance confirms the presence of both of the star ingredients, with bubbly cheese baked on top of pinwheeled bread and dotted with pieces of bacon.

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Roulé Lard et Fromage

And while you can’t argue with any of that, things get much more impressive as you peel the wheel of the roll layer by layer, revealing that the chunks of bacon aren’t limited to the smattering on top, but are actually generously baked in between every…

Roulé Lard and Fromage

Roulé Lard et Fromage

Single…

Roulé Lard and Fromage

Roulé Lard et Fromage spiral layer

Layer…

Roulé Lard and Fromage

Roulé Lard et Fromage spiral layer

… right down to the last bite!

Final bite of the Roulé Lard and Fromage

Final bite of Roulé Lard et Fromage

The cheese is sprinkled on with some restraint, making the Roule far more about the bacon. The flavors come together well, with the use of a fairly mild cheese balancing the salt of the bacon and the buttery taste of the soft bread.

It’s a nice use of a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan, for sure, but at $3.95, it’s not a bad out of pocket deal at all considering how hearty and tasty it is. Between the bread and the surprising amount of meat packed in the roll, it makes for a truly filling breakfast. (I should note, though, that I believe these are typically sold throughout the day, so if you’re craving some bacon as a later day snack or a mini “Brinner,” this could do the trick for ya!)

So there’s your friendly reminder to be sure to give a good scan to ALL the options in that Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie bakery case… you may just find a new favorite!

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Have you tried the Roule Lard and Fromage? If so, please let us know what you think of it with a comment!

Comments

  1. Kirsty says

    Yum! I think this is definitely on our agenda for next trip now that Sunshine Seasons seems to have taken all the hot breakfast entrées off the menu :(

    It will be something sweet for me though :P

  2. says

    That looks very much like an appetizer my mom used to make. But hers were bite-sized and cheesier. They were like little bacon bombs. Great! Now I want one!

  3. Amy says

    Is this served warm or cold? It looks like it would be tasty, but just a bit tastier if it was warm. And was the bacon fairly mild in flavor or more of a strong smoked flavor? (I only ask because we just had a pizza with bacon on it and the bacon was so strong with smoked flavor that it overpowered the rest of the flavors.)

  4. Jean Anderson says

    I did NOT even know that this existed!! Holy delicious bacon roll, Batman!!

  5. Barb says

    This is my go to lunch item at Epcot now. Love that you can get it warmed or not, but couldn’t imagine not getting warmed.

  6. jennifer says

    Beware–they don’t serve it at Christmas for unknown reasons! Had one on the 19th and loved it went. Went back on the 26th to stock up before flying home and was told it was not served during the holiday. Sad panda face!

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