Archive for February, 2011

Check out our Revamped Mac and Cheese Page

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Looking for a Mac and Cheese recipe for this weekend? Check out our revamped gourmet mac and cheese recipes page! Our collection of gourmet macaroni and cheese recipes featured all kinds of fabulous french cheeses. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments below!

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Comfortably Cheesy

Friday, February 25th, 2011

We’re featuring comfort foods next month on IledeFranceCheese.com. Comfort foods are soothing, filling and hearty. Though often common dishes, there’s certainly no reason for comfort foods to be bland.

Gourmet cheeses are an excellent way to add some pizazz to traditional comfort foods. Whether it’s pizza, mac and cheese, burgers or desserts, fine cheeses are a great way to add new flavors to staple dishes.

Check back next week for great ideas to spice up everyday comfort foods recipes.

Meanwhile, let us know what your favorite comfort foods are in the comments below!

Cheese around the Web

Friday, February 18th, 2011

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Join us each week for a look at the latest gourmet cheese news from across the web! This week we found a truly unique pairing, a gourmet food truck and a special emphasis on the wonders of macaroni and cheese!

- Southern-style Mac n Cheese Truck via Chicagoist Forget the ice cream truck, check out the mac and cheese truck!

- Cheese and Whiskey – The Odd Couple that Works Together via FoodEpedia Now THAT’s the kind of pairing the CLB is ready for this weekend!

- Mac and Cheese “Muffins” via Babble Great family recipe & a perfect weekend cheese snack.

- 30 Day of Mac and Cheese via WI Milk Board Check it out for a new mac n cheese recipe each day from food bloggers!

Are you ready for Raclette?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

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Our revamped raclette recipes page is up just in time to warm up late February with some delicious raclette cheese!

Simple, savory and fun, raclette is kind of like fondue in that it features a communal grill and smooth, melted fromage.

In honor of the lovely flavors of raclette, we’ll soon begin a four-week-long raclette grill giveaway, which will award a full raclette grill and a selection of fabulous French cheeses to prepare on it!

Check the Ile de France Cheese homepage soon for all the details!

Cheesy Valentines

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Here’s our suggestions for adding some fromage to your Valentine’s Day celebrations:

How do you plan to spend Valentine’s Day?

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Winning Dessert from Naylet

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Naylet recently shared the story of her dessert recipe, which was awarded best dessert by our judges in the Cheese Lover’s Challenge Recipe Contest.

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I was so happy to hear that my recipe “Brie and Guava Pillows with Orange-Scented
White Chocolate Drizzle” was selected as Best Dessert in the Ile de France Cheese
Lover’s Challenge!!! This concept for this recipe stemmed from the most special
childhood memories.

Growing up, my grandmother would always prepare an afterschool snack of crackers with guava and cream cheese. This flavor combination always tasted
like heaven to me. I can remember sitting in class and thinking of the grand tasting
experience that was to come. The school day could never end soon enough!!!!!

Now, fast forward to the present…..what better way to elevate this flavor combination to a whole new level, than to substitute the cream cheese with brie cheese! For this recipe, I wanted to showcase the delicious creaminess of Ile de France Brie Cheese, so I paired it with one of my most favorite foods…guava!

The savoriness of the brie combines perfectly with the sweet, fragrant guava. Encase these two gems in a small, pillow of dough that has been fried for a very brief time, and the result is a memorable dessert that is easy, simple, and impressive.

To heighten the depth of flavor, a melted white chocolate and added a hint of orange to drizzle over the warm pillows. When I create them, I make sure to drizzle the chocolate while the pillows are still warm so that the white chocolate melts ever-so-slightly over the top of these crispy treats.