Archive for February, 2015

How to Cut These 9 Shapes of Cheeses

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

When you’re served a beautiful buttery brie, which of the following sounds like your reaction:

  1. Lunge for it to get the gooey sides first
  2. Wait for someone more cultured (pun intended) to make the first incision
  3. Politely help yourself and correctly cut your favorite part of the cheese

We’re sharing our tips on how to cut cheese (the French way)! Here are the 5 most popular shapes and our tips on how to slice:

  • Small wheels of cheeses (ex: Camembert) are to be sliced like a cake from the center outward.
  • Wedges of soft cheeses (ex: Brie) are to be sliced the long way from the front point to the back of the cheese (many people will start by cutting the tip horizontally, but that’s a no-no-no).
  • Wedges of blue cheeses (ex: Roquefort) are to be sliced by beginning at the front center point and cut in several diagonals (starting with the leftmost and rightmost diagonals and working your way in).
  • Hard-textured cheeses (ex: Comté) are to be sliced horizontally starting from the front, and finally vertically once the back the cheese is reached.
  • Cylindrical cheeses (ex: Goat Cheese) are to be sliced horizontally, facing the front.

Now you know how to slice cheese, but we also know what you’re thinking and we’re not going to make the pun that’s on your mind…just…can’t…help…it…

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#MeltyMonday: Roasted Garlic Mushrooms with Melty Brie

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

This #MeltyMonday, we’re featuring a super easy, melty, gourmet lunch idea from Becca, writer and recipe developer behind the food blog Amuse Your Bouche! This is her awesome recipe for Roasted garlic mushrooms with melty brie. We just love Brie and we’ll take any opportunity to add it to our meals!

Becca’s food blog is on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and even Google+, so keep up with her on your social media of choice!

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#MeltyMonday: Melty Brie on a Teenie Crostini

Monday, February 16th, 2015

It’s Monday, cheeselovers! For us, that means it’s a day to take the time and show gratitude for a nicely melted cheese dish! This week’s gooey goodness comes from Molly who blogs at  Peanut Butter & Dill Pickles! Her recipe for Apple and Honeycomb on Crostini is especially delicious for five reasons:

1) It’s quick

2) It’s easy

3) It’s tasty

4) It uses Brie

5) And… It’s beautiful!

Keep up with Molly’s awesome recipes (with a touch of sarcasm on the side) and find her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

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#MeltyMonday: Almost Croque-Madame

Monday, February 9th, 2015

On this MeltyMonday, Marissa’s blog Pinch and Swirl is where we found our inspiration. Her recipe for Almost Croque-Madame is almost to die for! She artfully uses the cheese Comte and is a perfect example of a melt-in-your-mouth cheese experience.

For more awesome recipes, check Marissa out on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+

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#MeltyMonday: Turkey Zucchini Burgers That Will Make You Melt

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Some of us cheeselovers are being served a generous helping of snow (seconds and thirds too!). While we wait for the snow to melt, we can at least enjoy melting our cheese!

Sarah from the awesome blog Real Food & Ice Cream  (yes, we know it’s winter, but stay with us here) is a food-loving MD from Ohio, who blogs about her balanced approach to healthy eating! Who doesn’t want a doctor’s take on yummy foods! She’s got a super healthy recipe for Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Caramelized Onions, Apples and Brie that has our mouth watering! It’s just too good not to share, since, you know how much we love Brie!

Sarah makes a great connection with her readers and the blog is really worth checking out! You can keep up with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and even Google+!

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