Archive for December, 2011

Cheese Around the Web

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011


Join us each week for a look at the latest cheese news from across the web!

This week: “Food News: McDonald’s Testing Soup?”, “The 5 Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese spots In NYC”, “We made a little more cheese in October”.

The 5 Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese spots In NYC by Kelly Dobkin via newyork.cbslocal.comMac ‘n’ Cheese, the ultimate comfort food, is becoming increasingly popular in New York City. Check out the best Mac ‘n’ Cheese restaurants. (Check out our mac and cheese recipes!)

Food News: McDonald’s Testing Soup? by Adam via grubgrade.comMcDonald’s offers seasonal menu with Broccoli Cheese Soup! Really?? (Try our soup recipes for something a little more flavorful!)

–  U.S. made a little more cheese in October by Bob Meyer via – cheese production in the U.S. in October totaled  896 million pounds up 1.7 percent from a year ago.

Love Brie? Find out how it first came to America!

Monday, December 5th, 2011


Ile de France Brie was the first brie ever introduced to American cheese lovers.

The SS Ile de France was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT). Known to cheese lovers as the first ship to carry Brie Cheese to the United States (it also was the first ship ever equipped with refrigeration) it had a long and illustrious story beyond its role in the history of fromage.

For the full story on the SS Ile de France, click here.

To learn more about Brie cheese Brie Page

Saying “cheese”

Friday, December 2nd, 2011


People have been talking about cheese throughout history. In fact, there’s a huge variety well known cheese quotes from different centuries!

We decided to highlight some of our favorite ones. They really do sound brilliant and ring true after all these years!

“Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.”  – Helen Hayes

“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” – Charles De Gaulle

“A dinner which ends without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye.”  – – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

“A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be over sophisticated. Yet it remains, cheese, milk’s leap toward immortality.” – Clifton Fadiman

Do you have a favorite cheese quote? Let us know!

And enjoy your cheese this weekend!