Archive for June, 2015

June is National Dairy Month

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

June is National Dairy Month and we’re celebrating with some fun facts about our favorite kind of dairy…CHEESE! It’s true that France leads the world in cheese consumption, but we know that here in the U.S., cheese is a national favorite as well, with iconic recipes like mac and cheese. Dairy is the number one agricultural business in many states, with California being the state that produces the most milk — 21 percent of U.S. production!

Did you know…

  • Cheeses have always been produced in the shape of a wheel to make transport easier. Rolling is the easiest way to transport since some cheeses are hundreds of pounds!
  • A cow is more valuable for it’s milk, cheese, butter, and yogurt, than beef
  • The most popular cheese recipe is the United States is “macaroni and cheese.”
  • There are over 2,000 varieties of cheeses.
  • At the Congress of Vienna in 1815, brie earned the nickname “Queen of Cheeses

Enjoy National Dairy Month, cheeselovers!

brie_cow

 

Peachy Keen on Salad Saturdays

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

We just couldn’t get enough of food blogger Angela’s last salad recipe, blue cheese cole slaw,  so we’re excited to feature another cheese and salad pairing from her food blog Spinach Tiger!

She enjoys making her Grilled Peach Salad with Blue Cheese, Toasted Almonds, Peach Vinaigrette which, as you can see, is beautifully photographed here. She has prepared this salad about six times now and made it for a birthday dinner last week. We’ll bet this salad has been perfected and that the guest of honor couldn’t wait to savor! Don’t you just love that chandelier-style decorative stand? On her blog post, Angela shares her ingredients for the salad, like blue cheese, and also includes her two secrets to giving this salad the wow factor:

  1. How she grills the peaches
  2. How she makes the peach vinaigrette in a very special way!

Check out Angela’s blog post with tips on how to make this beautiful and savory salad for yourself! We know you’re curious about that peach vinaigrette!

 

Spinach Tiger's Grilled Peach Salad with Blue Cheese, Toasted Almonds, and Peach Vinaigrette

Spinach Tiger’s Grilled Peach Salad with Blue Cheese, Toasted Almonds, and Peach Vinaigrette