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#FlavorMeltdown Moroccan Spice-Maple Encrusted Steak with Red Pear & Blue Cheese Spring Salad

Friday, September 5th, 2014

With summer coming to a close, you still have a few more chances to get outside and fire up the grill.  David of A Bachelor & His Grill has the perfect recipe for some late summer grilling; his Moroccan Spice-Maple Encrusted Grilled Chateaubriand with Red Pear & Blue Cheese Spring Salad is full of bold spices and rich flavors. We recommend using Ile de France Roquefort cheese for the salad.

 

Our Resident Cheesebuff Talks Goat Cheese (Part 3)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

As we say goodbye to National Goat Cheese Month, we get one last goat cheese Q&A  with our resident #cheesebuff Tom Connin! He shares his Goat Cheese wisdom with us:

IDF: What gives Ile de France Cheese its fresh flavor?

TC: Acidity and tanginess from goat’s milk.

Everyday is National Goat Cheese Month for us!

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Our Resident Cheesebuff Talks Goat Cheese (Part 2)

Monday, August 25th, 2014

August is National Goat Cheese Month and what better way to celebrate than with our resident #cheesebuff Tom Connin! He shares his Goat Cheese wisdom in honor of  this glorious month.

IDF: What are a couple unique ways to serve goat cheese?

TC: Stuff piquillo peppers with chevre / make chocolate truffles using chevre.

Something to try- chocolate and cheese! Thanks for the tip Chef Tom!

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Our Resident Cheesebuff Talks Goat Cheese

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

August is National Goat Cheese Month and what better way to celebrate than with our resident #cheesebuff Tom Connin! He shares his Goat Cheese wisdom in honor of  this glorious month.

IDF: What is your absolute favorite way to eat it?

TC: Usually eat it cold on salads but also like it as ingredient in mashed potatoes or polenta.

There you have it- a special secret ingredient that you could add to your favorite dishes, courtesy of our #cheesebuff

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Remembering Julia Child

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

We’re sharing a wonderful quote in honor of the wonderful Julia Child who was born on August 15, 1912.

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”

We’re remembering her gourmet legacy all month long. Julia loved to make one of the most popular and well known dishes of French cuisine, Soufflés! French classic, Quiche Lorraine was also a popular choice, enjoyed cross-culturally. It’s popular, delicious and enjoyed by food lovers the world over. Lets not forget the iconic French street food: the Crepe.

Here are some Julia Child Facts that you may not have known (via PBS):

  • “Premiering in 1963, The French Chef was the first cooking show on PBS. Julia had new cooking shows air over the next 5 decades.”
  • “She was the first educational television personality to receive an Emmy.”
  • “Julia was 6’2” and played basketball at Smith College in Massachusetts.”
  • “She donated her Cambridge home to Smith College & her kitchen to the Smithsonian Institution.”
  • “While filming the Baking with Julia series, she used a whopping 753 pounds of butter.”
  • “Her childhood nicknames were Juke, Juju & Jukies.”
  • “She was nominated for eight Emmys and won three of them.”
  • “Julia passed away 2 days before her 92nd birthday. Her last meal was homemade French onion soup.”

Julia Child Quote

 

June 29th is National Lasagna Day!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Did you know that June 29th is National Lasagna Day? Did you also know that you can make a lasagna with all different kinds of cheeses like Brie, Goat Cheese, and Roquefort? In honor of this cheese-lover’s dish, we want to share with you some of our most creative lasagna recipes in our Lasagna Recipe Series!

Would you try making a Roquefort and Apples lasagna? Or how about a Spinach Brie and Pistachio lasagna?

Let us know what you think on our Facebook page!

Bon Appetit!

 

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We All Scream for (Cheese) Ice Cream!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The dog days of summer are here and we’ve got some gourmet new recipes to help beat the heat.

Cheese and Ice cream make a surprisingly satisfying and refreshing combo, and we’re sharing some awesome recipes! Adding gourmet French fromage like brie, Camembert, and goat cheese to your plain ice cream can really elevate the flavor and texture, giving new life to a classic treat. Make sure to check our cheese ice cream recipes and tips for a gourmet spin on a summer fave!

 

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2014 World Cup…chowing down is the goal

Monday, June 16th, 2014

It’s 2014 World Cup time! If you’re hosting your friends to watch the matches and the goal is to have a great time and serve yummy snacks, check out some of our finger food ideas!

Who are you rooting for?

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IDF Recipe Contest Winners

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Congratulations to our recipe contest winners and a big thank you to all our participants. Check out all the fabulously delicious winning recipes and meet the talented foodies who made them!

 

Recipe Contest Winners

National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Hey cheese buffs, June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month! We should be eating fresh fruits and vegetables regularly, but sometimes we just need a nudge! June is a great time to use cheese to make fresh fruit and vegetable dishes satisfying and tasty! We’re sharing 3 ways that you can celebrate June in a healthy and fun way!

This recipe for Summer Fruit Salad uses Fol Epi  in a creative way. With it’s sweet and savory flavor, you’ve never had plums, peaches, and nectarines like this!

Summer Fruit Salad with Fol Epi

Summer Fruit Salad with Fol Epi

 

Raspberries are one of those fruits that are perfect for salads. Not only do they add that wow factor in presentation, but they bring a tart flavor and a great texture that enhances most salads. Here’s a recipe for those that love strong flavor: Fruity Spring Salad with Ile de France Roquefort! This salad is topped off with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing and complemented with a savory element: delicious Roquefort cheese!

Fruity Spring Salad with Ile de France Roquefort

Fruity Spring Salad with Ile de France Roquefort

 

You can’t go wrong with the crowd pleasing Cobb Salad with Ile de France Goat Cheese. Goat cheese is one of the most versatile and popular cheeses and is your go-to for any salad that needs a pick-me-up. For a different spin, try using yellow tomatoes instead of red!

Cobb Salad with Ile de France Goat Cheese

Cobb Salad with Ile de France Goat Cheese

 

Bon Appétit!