Archive for January, 2012

Cheese Fondue Savoyarde from Brasserie Julien Video Recipe

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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Attention Fondue Lovers:

Today we are happy to show you one more video recipe from Chef Phillippe, who prepares his favorite fondue recipe at Brasserie Julien in New York City.

Phillippe offers a step by step guide to make this incredibly delightful Cheese Fondue Savoyarde at home.

All you need are: three kinds of hard cheeses, Dry White Wine, 1 tsp of mustard, 1 clove of garlic to add more piquant flavor, French Baguette or another your favorite condiment to dip in fondue,  just 20 minutes of your free time and you are absolutely ready to impress your guests during gourmet night or casual party.

If you are not keen to cook it by yourself, you can visit Brasserie Julien and savor this incredible dish from Chef Phillippe!

Bon appétit

Cheese Around the Web

Friday, January 27th, 2012

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

This week: A cheesemaking workshop, camembert rinds, macaroni and cheese and Brie tips

- Formaggio Kitchen in Massachusetts Offers Cheesemaking Workshop Series via culturecheesemag.com – Cheesemonger and cave manager Jess will demystify the process of making a wide variety of cheeses at home in this one-of-a-kind workshop series.

- What The Camembert Rind Does For The Cheese Inside via npr.org – Did you know Camembert’s rind not only allows the cheese’s deep flavor and aroma to mature, but also defends it against microorganisms that could spoil it.

- Tips and Tricks for the Best Macaroni and Cheese via southernfood.about.com – We all love to try different recipes, but there is usually an old favorite or family heirloom that we make time and time again.

- How to Eat Brie via wikihow.com – Check out useful tips on how to serve delicious savory Brie cheese.

Happy National Pie Day!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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January 23 is a National Pie Day!

It’s a special day for baking any of your favorite homemade pies, trying new recipes and of course giving them away to kids, relatives, friends or neighbors. Fun ideas for Pie Day are: holding a pie night with all family and friends; holding a pie-making or pie-eating contest.

The great thing about pies is that you can put absolutely anything in them. For instance if you want to have a “meal” pie then you could make something like a chicken pot pie, shepherd’s pie or delicious cheese pies, such as:

Savory Vegetable and Goat Cheese Pie;

Tomato and Camembert Cheese Pie;

Cheese can also be used to make savory dessert pies, like our Caramel Apple Tartlets with Chaumes!

What is your favorite pie flavor?

Happy and tasty National Pie Day!

January 20th is National Cheese Lovers Day!

Friday, January 20th, 2012

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Talking about favorite foods, does your list include Macaroni and Cheese, Grilled Cheese sandwiches, Cheesy Potatoes, Cheesecakes, Cheese Fondue and other cheesy dishes? If so, National Cheese Lovers Day is truly in your holiday!

There’s no wonder cheese has got its own special day! Adding just a bit of your favorite cheese to any dish can easily bring it to a more flavorful and gourmet level! Moreover cheese has many healthy benefits: it’s a great source of calcium, protein, vitamins  and not only.

To create your festival cheese dinner in celebration of National Cheese Day check out these fabulous recipes!

Winter Fruit Compote with Honey-Whipped Goat Cheese Crème,

Comforting Lentil & Etorki Casserole,

Slow-Cooker Turkey in Creamy Brie Tarragon Sauce and of course

Goat Cream Cheesecake for dessert!

Or tell us about your favorite ways to enjoy cheese and Happy National Cheese Day Cheese Lovers!

Cheese Crepes from Versailles Video Recipe

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

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Our newest video recipe (click the image above to watch it!) was filmed at Versailles, a bistro and patisserie, located in Greenwich, Connecticut that’s been a landmark for almost 30 years.

A recent New York Times review awarded Versailles with its highest rating by describing it as “authentic,” and “exquisite”. Versailles offers a menu of classic bistro food as well as their own fresh organic creations and fine French pastries for your special occasions and events.

The restaurant is famous for its crepes, which can be served for breakfast, lunch, dessert or just a gourmet snack! A traditional French dish, crepes are very flavorful yet gentle and light. Crepes can be made at home and are easier to make than you might think. Check out the video of Versailles’s chef, who shows the step by step details of how to cook this delightful French recipe. For more gourmet cheesy crepes please take a look at our fabulous recipes:

Crêpes with Red Pepper and Le Coutances;
Crepe with Brie and Caramelized Onions;
Rolled Spinach Crepes with St. Agur Cheese and Walnuts;
Savory Mushroom and Goat Cheese Crepes with Balsamic Reduction.

Cheese and a Healthy New Year

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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The beginning of the year is perfect time to commit to a healthy life style and begin a nutritious new daily diet! Take the first step by checking out our Gourmet Snack Planning tips! You’ll find that there’s plenty of ways to make our flavorful gourmet cheeses part of a balanced diet. Cheese itself has many healthy attributes and, most importantly, it’s a great way to add a lot of flavors to fruits and vegetables. The best part? It only takes a bit of cheese to make a major flavor difference!

Super Bowl Daily Draw

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

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Awesome news cheese lovers! Yesterday we started up our new Super Bowl Daily Draw. It’s a new way to win FREE gourmet cheese for an ultimate big game with super cheesy party snacks!
We’re picking one winner a day  until  January 16th.  All you need to do is simply register each day for a absolutely new chance to win delicious  cheese!

Good luck!

Cheese Around the Web

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

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

This week: NYC’s 5 Best Wine And Cheese Bars; Cheesesteak Melt and Mac & Cheese from Gorilla Cheese NYC; Tailgate Recipe: Beer Cheese Dip; Dressed-up Pimiento Cheese, Pickled Onions and Potato Salad.

- NYC’s 5 Best Wine And Cheese Bars via newyork.cbslocal.com – Milk and cookies, coffee and doughnuts, beer and pretzels–some things just seem to be made for each other. Here are the best bars in NYC to pair wine and cheese.

- Today’s Lunch: Cheesesteak Melt and Mac & Cheese from Gorilla Cheese NYC via newyorkstreetfood.com – Great cheese menu for your fast and deliscious lunch in NYC.

- Tailgate Recipe: Beer Cheese Dip via newyork.cbslocal.com Love beer? Adore cheese? Then this flavorful dip is for you.

-Dressed-up Pimiento Cheese, Pickled Onions and Potato Salad via www.dallasnews.com – Here’s how to give supermarket versions of traditional cookout side dishes a homemade flavor.

January is National Soup Month!

Monday, January 9th, 2012

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You may not know it, but January is officially National Soup Month. It’s a celebration of the delight of the lovely comfort food. Especially in winter – the coldest time of year – it’s always a good idea to warm up with a bowl of delicious soup!

There is a variety of kinds of soup: thick and clear, cold and hot, with meat or vegan. Add some St. Agur cheese to a simple Creamy mushroom soup recipe or add Saint Albray cheese to potato leek soup to create unique gourmet flavor!

One of our current favorites is gourmet cheese soups: Brie and Leek Soup with Sherry, French Onion Soup with Compté and Fol Epi, Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Saint Agur. They take just 30 minutes to make and are perfect on any chilly winter evening!

Have a worm and tasty Soup Month!

Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

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We have awesome news for cheese lovers in the Midwest who love to enjoy beer and cheese together! Saturday, January 21 is the famous Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest in Wisconsin. A ticket costs $40 and VIP one – $75.  If you are interested hurry up to buy on-line tickets now!

Learn more about Winter Beer and Cheese Pairings.