Archive for February, 2010

Warm up as winter winds down

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

As February winds down thoughts are turning to Spring – but winter isn’t done yet.

So as the snow and cold has its last hurrah, why not take the time to enjoy some hardy, warm cheesy dishes – like fondue and raclette. And don’t forget there are still two weeks to sign up for a chance to win a raclette grill set and cheese!

Thanks to everyone who signed up for our recent Valentine’s Day giveaway – here’s a couple pictures of Peter and Ann’s V-Day cheese prize haul:

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“Your package arrived in plenty of time for Valentine’s Day and my wife was pleasantly surprised when I told her what was in the big box!! Everything was/is FANTASTIC!!”

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More winning recipes from Dara

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Dara writes the Cookin’ Canuck blog and was the chef’s choice winner in our most recent contest.

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The Cheese Lover’s Blog was thrilled to hear she put her cheese prizes to good use:

“I couldn’t have been more thrilled with the incredible cheese selection that you sent to me for winning the Chef’s Prize in the Holiday Bash for Cash contest (with my Pan-Fried Brie Cheese with Persimmon Salsa Canapes). As much as I love cheese, I knew there was no way that my family and I were going to enjoy all of that cheese before it spoiled. So, we invited a dozen friends to our house for a cheese and cocktail party.”

CLB wishes it had been at this truly gourmet gathering – by the looks of the recipes Dara made we’re guessing the menu was a hit! Click on the pictures to see the recipes, and stay tuned to www.IledeFranceCheese.com for more contests and cheese prize drawings!

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Brie cheese & balsmamic caramelized onion whole wheat flatbread

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Mini pepper biscuits with creamy blue cheese spread

Party Profile: Super Sunday Recap

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Cheese lover (and recent free cheese recipient!) Dustin McCall served several trays featuring Ile de France cheeses at his Super Bowl party:

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“The pictures show hors d’oeuvres I made with your Le petit Pain grille. I topped it with a Greek olive tapenade and a sprinkle of your herbed goat cheese. The flavors were wonderful together.

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I also served brie wedges with fresh gingercrisp apples, and as a play on traditional football food I made a Spicy Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Blue Brie. No one had ever tried your blue brie before, and it was a fantastic success,” he said.

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Are you interested in having your party profiled on the Cheese Lover’s Blog? If so, e-mail iledefrancecheese@iledefrancecheese.com with your party details!

Need some last minute SUPER BOWL ideas?

Friday, February 5th, 2010

howtoIf you’re planning a Super Bowl party and want to add a little gourmet taste, or if you just found out some friends are coming over for the big game and you haven’t had a chance to plan for snacks, fear not Cheese Lover!

Just check out the Ile de France five minute cheese app guide for some tips on whipping up some big flavor in a little time.

There’s plenty of cheese appetizer recipes to browse as well!

Enjoy the game!

Are you ready for some fromage?!

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Super Sunday is coming and you know what that means!

It’s time to plan the food you and your guests will be savoring while watching the big game. Instead of the same old chips, salsa and pretzels, why not add a little gourmet flare this year? Serve some gourmet Ile de France Cheese!

Here at the Cheese Lover’s blog, we’ll be highlighting some cheese lover’s party plans and party details over the next few days. Please let us know if you’ll be serving some fine fromage while watching the Colts take on the Saints!