Archive for August, 2012

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Happy Labor Day weekend cheese lovers! Enjoy the last days of summer with our gourmet cheese! Here’s a delicious grilling recipe you can’t go wrong with!  Try our perfect wine and cheese pairing tips on this last long weekend of summer!

We hope you had a wonderful summer!

Clever Uses for Cheese

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

What is the most common food at parties, festive dinners and other occasions? Cheese! There is something special about cheese that makes it a delightful with so many different foods and flavors!

Cheese is perfect as a summer appetizer: cheese platters and plates for parties, cheese and grilling pairing ideas, cheese with chocolate and a lot of other great cheesy ideas that you can find on our website!

Here’s the 5 top delightful summer cheese recipes:

Gourmet Blue Cheese Burger Recipe

Avocado with Fruited Ile de France Goat Cheese Salad

Grilled Salmon and Tomatoes with Comté, Goat Cheese and Dill

Chicken Spring Rolls with Ile de France Brie Recipe

Steakhouse Fondue Recipe

What is your favorite summer cheese recipe?

St André, Red Grapes & Cashews Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Video Recipe

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Want to impress your guests with a simple yet amazingly delicious gourmet dish? Try this fantastic St André, Red Grapes and Cashews Salad with Balsamic Vinegar video recipe from Chef Raymond at Sandrine’s in Harvard Square!

The ingredients you need are: St. André cheese, seedless red grapes, fresh tarragon, baguette, balsamic vinegar, Port wine vinaigrette, cashews.

Start out by making a Port Wine Vinaigrette! Blend red wine vinegar, port wine, Dijon mustard and garlic all together in a blender until smooth.  Then add the vegetable and olive oil and mix well until smooth again.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

The next step is making the salad itself. Start out by slicing the red grapes and putting in a bowl with chopped tarragon. Add roasted chopped cashews and mix in the Port wine vinaigrette.

Put slices of St. André on the toasted baguette slices, and add some grape salad on the plate – do it right before serving.  For decoration use tarragon, and drizzle some extra Port wine vinaigrette and some vinegar around the plate.

Click on any picture to watch the video!

Bon appétit!

Happy 100th Birthday Julia Child!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Today would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday, and there’s no doubt celebrations are going on all over the country for the woman who made America fall in love with French cuisine.  The chef, author and TV personality was born Aug. 15, 1912 and definitely has achieved immortality! In a honor of this culinary and cultural legend we decided to feature some true French cuisine recipes.

So let’s start with one of the most popular and well known dishes of French cuisine, soufflés! They are fun to make, flavorful and can be full of surprises, including French cheese! Also let’s savor today a French classic, Quiche Lorraine! It’s popular, delicious and enjoyed by food lovers the world over. And of course true French dessert is cheesecake!

Happy Birthday Julia Child and Bon appétit!

Enter the Summer Soiree Challenge!

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Attention Cheese Lovers: Have you seen our fabulous new contest?!

Savor the refreshing flavors of summer with our Summer Soiree Challenge Contest. It’s an absolutely new chance to win awesome prizes from Ile de France and Boska Holland! All you need to do is explain in 60 words or less us why YOU should win! We’re giving 6 cheese lovers all the supplies they need for a true gourmet summertime party!

Enter until August 4th for your chance to win and create your perfect summer soiree!

To enter, please click here.