October 18th, 2012
Remembering that pumpkin is something we tend to associate with fall, we decided to delve more into that and found an awesome Pumpkin Mac and Cheese recipe on Detroit Free Press! From toddlers to senior adults, everyone loves some good Mac & Cheese; though sometimes, standard macaroni and cheese recipes can be a bit bland.
This Pumpkin Mac & Cheese recipe uses Gouda to give it a “mild, nutty” flavor but we think it’s even better with our Camembert! A creamy and soft-textured cheese, the versatile fromage can be enjoyed in a wide variety of dishes. Here are some tips and ideas on Macaroni & Cheese!
October 8th, 2012
Nothing says fall quite like a pumpkins! So naturally, Pumpkin beer is a popular seasonal brew released in the each fall. Many types of cheeses pair excellently with this type of beer, which has a sweet, spicy flavor and crisp carbonation. Bold, rich flavors and dark colorings are the most notable features of all fall beers and the brews pack a strong bite of carbonation that goes well with creamy cheeses.
The sweet, creamy flavor and rich orange color makes an attractive addition to the
Pumpkin brews. We recommend pairing the rich malt flavors and subdued spice
levels of a Wild Goose Pumpkin Patch Ale or Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale with a blue
cheese, such as Roquefort or Bleu d’Auvergne. The saltiness of the blue cheese is an
excellent contrast to the sweet notes of these pumpkin brews.
September 9th, 2012
Laura Werlin is one of the cheese world’s favorite writers. She is the award-winning author of five books on the subject, is a sought-after speaker and spokesperson for consumer and trade organizations, and is a frequent television and radio guest. Her sixth book “Mac & Cheese, Please!” will be released at the end of the year. Also Werlin is an instructor at The Cheese School of San Francisco, and will start teaching an American cheese class there on October 9th.
Are you curious to know how exactly she got into working full-time with cheese? Check out this interview she did with Bay Area Bites to learn more about Laura Werlin, some of her daily routines, books and traveling. Click on her picture to visit her website!
For those who got hungry reading this post, here are some easy yet delicious grilled cheese recipes from Ile de France!
September 7th, 2012
About a week ago in CARLTON a Minnesota casino set a world record! It cooked up a world-record bacon cheeseburger that was 10 feet in diameter and weighed more than a ton.
Guinness Records representative Philip Robertson verified the record for biggest burger and said that the burger “actually tastes really good”. By the way the previous mark was a mere 881 pounds, 13 ounces.
The ingredients of winning Black Bear’s burger were: 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese. Read more…
For those who prefer smaller, yet incredibly delicious burgers check out our undoubtedly stunning cheeseburger recipes and try burgers with brie cheese, blue cheese and more!
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?
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!
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!
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.
July 27th, 2012
French fries are one of the most popular comfort foods in the U.S. They’re often seasoned with different ingredients and toppings – including cheese! It’s not surprising that Cheese French fries recipes can be found on restaurant menus all over the country. In fact, a recent article at Foxnews.com lists the most outrageous gourmet cheesy French fries America.
French fries with cheese can be easily prepared at home, too. Traditionally it involves two steps of preparation: preparing the fries and preparing the cheesy sauce of course. Here’s a great example: Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce recipe at “Pinch of yum.”
By the way, French fries isn’t the only comfort food that can be made with cheese! French Toast, Macaroni and Cheese, Omelettes or Quiche Lorraine, Soups and Gratin, Cheesecake and more can all be even more delightful and stunning with cheese!