Malakoffs refer to delicious Cheese sticks which is one of the specialties the Canton of Geneva in Switzerland. Malakoff are fried Cheese fritters made with cheese, egg, white wine and Kirch. Malakoff is also one of the highlights of the local cuisine of Geneva.
Malakoff is also described as fried Swiss deep-fried Cheese balls/cheese sticks.
In the Franche-Comté Region of France, Malakoff refers to a delicious almond pastry and served as a dessert.
Franche-Comté is a little known region of eastern France bordering with Switzerland with whom it shares much of its cuisine.