Oktoberfest: A German tradition with a French Twist

October 24th, 2014

October may be coming to a close, but Oktoberfest is still going strong! This yearly celebration features plenty of delicious beer and friendly partying. When beer is in the mix, gourmet snacks are sure to follow! Cheese is an especially delicious pairing for Fall & Oktoberfest beers.

Wondering which beer to pair with Ile de France Brie or Roquefort? Make sure to check out our pairing tips for Oktoberfest & Fall Beers and French cheese here!

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#CheeseTip: Cutting The Cheese

October 21st, 2014

Hey Cheese Buffs, we’re sharing a weekly cheese tip to help you store and savor your cheese! How well do you know your cheese facts?

#CheeseTip: Which kind of knife is best for cutting crumblier cheeses like Roquefort: Wide rectangular blade, narrow blade or tear-shaped blade?

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A: For crumblier cheeses, such as Roquefort and other blue cheese – use wide, rectangular knives for perfect slices.

#FallForCheese: Camembert tartles with pancetta and pine nuts

October 17th, 2014

Fall is Comfort food season and it’s one of things that makes us #FallForCheese! In honor of cheese in comfort food, we’re sharing some of our very favorite recipes in a weekly series called #FallForCheese!

We’re taking it to France this week with our featured blogger Chicho, of Chicho’s Kitchen, who is originally Lebanese but is currently living in the romantic city of Paris. Her love of French cheese began the first time she went to a fromagerie about 8 years ago when she moved to Paris. The cheese obsession continues and this recipe features one of our favorites, Camembert!

On to her Camembert tartles with pancetta and pine nuts! You may want to save this recipe for holiday get-togethers or Thanksgiving! This creation looks as beautiful as it does tasty! Add a French flavor to your list of bloggers to follow and find Chicho on Facebook and Twitter!

 

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#CheeseTip: Storing Your Cheese

October 14th, 2014

Hey Cheese Buffs, we’re sharing weekly cheese tips to help you store and savor your cheese! How well do you know your cheese facts?

Q: Comté, Roquefort or Brie: which one lasts the longest after opening?

 

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A: Comté

#CheeseTip: Bringing out the Cheese

October 7th, 2014

Hey Cheese Buffs, we’re sharing weekly cheese tips to help you store and savor your cheese! How well do you know your cheese facts?

#CheeseTip: Remove cheese from the fridge at least  __ minutes before serving. Can you guess the answer?

 

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A: Remove 30 minutes to an hour before serving.

#FallForCheese: Broccoli, Brie, and Walnut Rotini

October 3rd, 2014

Autumn’s in full swing and we’re sharing the cheesiest recipes in our #FallForCheese series. These are handpicked recipes from the most original food bloggers we could find!

This week’s blogger, Marissa, is from Oregon and is as handy with a hammer as she is with a kitchen knife (she enjoys restoration)! Marissa’s blog Pinch and Swirl is chock full of savory dishes and sweet ones too! Her recipe features the delectable Brie and it’s called: Broccoli, Brie and Walnut Rotini. We love this new spin on a standard rotini pasta. Don’t you just want to grab the brie right off the screen?

Check out her amazing recipe here: Broccoli, Brie and Walnut Rotini.

Pinch and Swirl can also be found on:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Pinterest 

Google+

Every week this fall, we’ll be sharing a new recipe to make you #FallForCheese all over again. ‘Til then, connect and start cooking!

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#FallForCheese: Roquefort Grapes

September 26th, 2014

Ah fall… the season of all things pumpkin spice, comfort food and cheese with…everything! This is the time to #FallForCheese and to celebrate its savory goodness, we’re sharing some of our very favorite recipes we’ve rounded up from the best food bloggers around!

This week’s blogger hails from South Carolina and features the savory Roquefort!

Jennifer, writer, recipe developer and photographer behind Carolina Girl Cooks has an amazing gourmet snack idea for your next tailgate party: her Roquefort Grapes! “These will keep for about a week and a half in the fridge, so feel free to make them several days in advance before you actually need them.” These are the things hosts and party planners love to here!

Check out her amazing recipe here: Roquefort Grapes

For more southern gourmet recipes, follow Jennifer on Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest!

Every week this fall, we’ll be sharing a new recipe to make you #FallForCheese all over again. ‘Til then!

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#FlavorMeltdown Loaded Baked Potatoes with BBQ Brisket & Blue Cheese

September 19th, 2014

You’ll never look at baked potatoes the same again after trying this recipe from A Bachelor & His Grill!   Baked Potatoes are stuffed to the brim with homemade BBQ Brisket & plenty of blue cheese. If you want to recreate this dish at home, try using Ile de France Roquefort cheese to add a layer of complex, cheesy flavor.

 

#FlavorMeltdown Blue Cheese Burgers with Creamy Buffalo Sauce

September 12th, 2014

The ladies over at Favorite Family Recipes sure know how to grill a mean burger! Perfect for #FlavorMeltdown, their Blue Cheese Burgers with Creamy Buffalo Sauce are oh-so-delicious thanks to crispy bacon, grilled onions, and salty Ile de France Roquefort blue cheese crumbles.

 

For more bold recipes make sure to check out Favorite Family Recipes on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Goat Cheese Giveaway Quiz Answers

September 10th, 2014
Hey cheese buffs, here are the answers to last month’s Goat Cheese Giveaway Quiz on Facebook. Did you get them all right?
Which of these can be made with goat cheese:

A) ice cream

B) pizza

C) mac and cheese

D) all of the above

 

Approximately when was goat cheese first enjoyed by ancient Eastern Mediterranean farmers?

A) 8000 B.C.

B) 1865 A.D.

C) 1776 A.D.

D) 1492 A.D.

 

Goat cheese is sometimes referred to as Chèvre. Chèvre is French for:

A) cheese

B) goat

C) an American car

D) a popular comedian in the 1980′s

 

A majority of goat cheeses come from:

A) Guam

B) Timbuktu

C) France

D) Atlantis

 

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