Grey Poupon mustard was created over 220 years ago in Dijon, France.
Today, the brand is made from the same ingredients—white wine, mustard
seed and a blend of spices. The brand is available for foodservice from
Kraft in both the classic smooth style and the coarser country style.
“Both work well in several applications,” notes Jeff Basalik, corporate chef. “It depends
what the operator wants in terms of build—more subtlety or more
rusticity.” Package sizes range from .25-ounce individual pouches to 8-
and 10-ounce tabletop jars or squeeze bottles and 48-ounce to 1-gallon
containers. Here’s what to look for when evaluating a premium Dijon
- Mix about 1 teaspoon into ¼ cup mayonnaise. Taste the “bite” to
judge proportions. Stir the mixture into cooked potatoes to evaluate
its binding qualities.
- Add the mustard to a vinaigrette and whisk or shake to test its emulsifying properties.
- Spread mustard on a sandwich containing sliced, cooked turkey or ham. Note texture, appearance and taste.
- Coat surface of salmon fillets or chicken cutlets with Dijon and
dredge in panko or bread crumbs. Check adherence and cooking results.