Archive for December, 2015

New Year, New You

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

2015 is coming to a close which means everyone will be making and talking about their New Year’s resolutions. For most people this includes eating healthier. One of the hardest parts about eating healthier is trying to avoid bad snacks especially if you have kids. So we put together 3 of our easy, delicious and healthy cheesy snacks for you.

Brie with Pomegranate Seeds

Simply place a slice of our creamy brie on your favorite cracker and top with delicious in-season pomegranate seeds. You can either pit the pomegranate yourself or buy the seeds separately.

Saint Agur with Honey and Walnuts

Top crackers with our Saint Agur, a little drizzle of honey and some chopped walnuts! The honey compliments the mild saltiness of this blue cheese and walnuts add a much needed crunch.

Brie spread on Apples or Pears

This last one is the easiest to prepare but that does not mean it is not delicious. Take our brie cheese and spread on slices of apples or juicy in-season pears. The creamy, rich texture of the cheese compliments the juicy fruit. This is a great snack to bring to the office! Especially with our mini – bries.

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Crunchy, Creamy and Sweet Appetizer

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Brie cheese and cranberry sauce wrapped in wonton wrappers makes for a creamy, sweet appetizer that is perfect for any party. It’s simple to make with only 3 ingredients and will have your party guests begging for the recipe. Wonton wrappers can be found in most grocery stores, however you may have to go to a more specialty grocery store to find them if you know yours does not carry it.

Ingredients:

3 oz Ile de France Brie

1 can Cranberry Sauce

1 package Wonton Wrappers

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400. Cut brie cheese to small squares. It should yield about 18 squares. If you will need to make more than 18 wontons, you should purchase 4 – 5 oz of Brie. You’ll want to spray a large baking sheet or 2 with cooking spray. Then remove wontons from packaging and place a dampened paper over them to keep them from drying out. You’ll want to have a small bowl with water for sealing the wontons. Remove a wonton wrapper from beneath the paper towel and place on baking sheet. Place a piece of brie and a dollop of the cranberry sauce in the middle. Dip your fingers in the water and then rub it along the sides of the wonton wrapper. Fold wrapper so it makes a triangle. Dip your finger in a little more water then press to seal. Continue until no wonton wrappers remain. Spray wontons heavily with cooking spray. Bake for 8-10mins in the 400 degree oven. Then remove and flip the wontons and bake for another 8-10mins. Serve hot.

 

Brie and Apple Butter Pairing

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Brie and apples are a classic pairing. The tartness of the apples perfectly compliments the sweetness of brie cheese. For a spin on this classic pairing, we decided to pair it with apple butter. Apple butter is produced by slow cooking apples with cider or water to a point where the sugar in the apples caramelizes, turning the apple butter a deep brown. It’s very similar to apple sauce but with a smoother texture and sweeter flavor. You can make your own apple butter or purchase it in your local grocery store.

Ingredients:

1 French baguette sliced

1 cup Apple Butter

10oz Ile de France Brie Cheese, sliced

Preheat oven to 375 F. Place sliced baguette on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes until baguette is lightly browned. Then top each baguette with a slice of brie cheese and a dollop of apple butter. Return to oven for an additional 2-3 minutes until warmed.  Serve immediately.

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