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ToastaBag Giveaway!

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Celebrate Grilled Cheese Giveaway

Hey cheese buffs, it’s not too late to enter to WIN a ToastaBag & a cheese coupons from Ile de France & Boska Holland!

Celebrate grilled cheese goodness the easy way – with your toaster!

We’re giving away 24 Boska Holland ToastaBags with exclusive cheese coupons – enter each day through May 19th for your chance to win!

Boska Holland ToastaBags make savoring grilled cheese a snap. Slip a sandwich into a ToastaBag, toast, and voilà – instant grilled cheese goodness and no mess!

Enter once a day for a new chance to win!

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Thursdip: Fresh Goat Cheese Fonduta

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Hey Cheese Buffs! Today is Thursdip and we have the perfect cheese dip recipe for you!

Wendy from Around My Family Table shares with us how to make her Goat Cheese Fonduta! This yummy recipe is great for pizza, pasta and goat cheese lovers alike! Terrific for parties or last-minute guests, it’s a cinch to prepare at home, so check out her recipe!

If you try it out, feel free to post a photo of it on our Facebook page and we’d love to share with the community!

You can also find more of Wendy’s inspiring recipes on Facebook, Google+, Instagram or YouTube.

 

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Thursdip: No Cheese Left Behind

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Hey cheese buffs! We’re back with another edition of Thursdip: a day where we feature a blogger’s fun cheese dip idea!

Kate, of the awesome blog, Food Babbles, has one of the most resourceful dip ideas we’ve seen around! Her Fromage Fort recipe is based on using a combo of cheeses that she had on hand (one of the cheese she used was Chèvre). Fromage Fort is French for “Strong Cheese”. You’ll have to taste it to find out how much of a punch this dip packs! Curious yet?

She uses her choice of herbs to add to the flavor, but you’ll have to click through to her recipe to find out which is the special ingredient that makes this dip stand out!

Find more interesting recipes from Kate and browse her lovely photography on her blog and also on  Facebook , Twitter, Pinterest, Google+!

Enjoy!

 

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Easter Egg Hunt: Answers to the Clues!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

We had a great turnout for our annual #CheeseEggHunt! We’re so glad you’ve enjoyed reading our clues on Facebook and finding the Easter Eggs on our site! Here were the clues and answers, in case you were stumped on a clue.

CLUE 1: Feeling blue? A taste of this rock solid fromage will make it a happy Tuesday!
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CLUE 2: Reel in the live flavor with this potato based delight!
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CLUE 3: To Brie or not to Brie. That is the question.
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CLUE 4: From sinners to saints, this heavenly cheese is a crowd-pleaser
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CLUE 5: Cheeselovers of all ages reach for this iconic grilled snack
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We’ve always got a giveaway going on, so follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest in giveaways and contests!

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Thursdip: Julie’s Easy Blue Cheese Dip

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Today is Thursday, err, we mean, Thursdip! Every Thursday, we bring you a featured bloggers’s spin on savory dips using your favorite cheeses!

If you want to save time while serving up tasty treats, you couldn’t do better than Julie’s easy blue cheese dip! Lifestyle blogger and entertaining expert of Coordinately Yours shares her take on the classic and versatile blue cheese dip. It can be served with your favorite chips or veggies like carrots, celery, or broccoli! Presentation is key, and there are so many options about decoration, garnish, serving bowls and themes! Julie chose a lovely seasonal theme with acorns when she made this back in the fall.

For more Entertaining, home design and DIY tips, check Julie out on  Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest too.

Congrats to Julie on winning Better Homes and Gardens Reader’s Choice Award in Entertaining for 2014

 

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Annual Easter #CheeseEggHunt

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Pastels and Easter Eggs all around us mean one thing: Easter season is here!

To get into the spirit, we’re hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt : find the Easter Egg on our website for your chance to win a gourmet cheese prize pack!

Here’s how to play our #CheeseEggHunt:

1- Every day at noon (through Apr. 19th), we’ll hide an Ile de France Easter Egg on one page within our website and post a clue on our Facebook & Twitter pages to help you find it.

2- Email the egg-containing page’s URL to emilie@iledefrancecheese.com for your chance to win! One winner each day will be selected from those who emailed the correct URL.

Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a clue! Happy Hunting! :)

More info here.

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Thursdip: Blue Cheese Dip with Herb

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Happy Thursday! Looking for the tastiest way to add some oomph to a finger food? Thursdip is back with another cheese dip idea, this time from Sincerely Fiona!When we see an awesome food blogger with beautiful photography, we just have to share it with our community!

Fiona, hails from Australia and only got into cooking and baking more seriously in 2010, although browsing through her food blog, you’d think she was a veteran! Her culinary journey took off when she was introduced to a Patisserie Master, who “changed her life completely”! We should be so lucky to get the advice of a Patisserie Master once in a while!

Her Sweet Potato Wedges with Blue Cheese Dip looks simply divine, and she shares her special recipe she used for making her Blue Cheese Dip! Fiona adds an herb and some savory ingredients to her dip, so check out the recipe to find out how she made it! Aside from blue cheese, she also encourages trying out other cheeses in the dip, like brie- interesting idea!

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram too!

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Thursdip: Light Blue Cheese Dip

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Introducing Thursdip! Every Thursday, we highlight a savory and enticing cheese dip recipe from some of the most creative bloggers around!

Cheese dips are great for pairing with fresh veggies to make a savory party appetizer or to add some cheese oomph to wings and more! Curious as to how versatile we can get with cheese dips? Check back every Thursday for your Cheese dip ideas in our Thursdip series!

First up, we’ve got a cheese dip from Donna of The Slow Roasted Italian! She’s a self taught cook, with a passion for home cooked meals inspired by her mom- learn more about her here!

Blue cheese dips are popular, and not just around Super Bowl time! Donna puts her spin on a time-tested favorite: Light Blue Cheese Dip!

For more simple and yummy recipes, find The Slow Roasted Italian on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, AND on Google + !

Happy Dipping!

 

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Brie Bites Featured in Good Housekeeping

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Our Brie Bites were featured in the latest issue of Good Housekeeping! Check out the article here! They outline a week long healthy menu that features our brie bites as part of snack portion ideas! They recommend a Fruit and Cheese Plate: 1 Ile de France Brie Bite along with 1/2 apple, sliced.

Who knew eating well could taste so good!

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Congratulations winners of our Recipe Contest

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

A big thanks to all of YOU wonderful cooks for making this recipe contest a terrific success! We had the treat of browsing so many delicious recipes as our stomachs growled with approval! Some of the recipe entries were so good, we were tempted to stop what we were doing and proceed to make them at once!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for… Congratulations to winners: Maiah A., Augustina Z., Sandi S., Stacy R., Jen P., and Rachel R.!

These were the six recipes that were picked as “la crème de la crème”!

 

 

Grand Prize-Apple Rosemary Quiche

Grand Prize: Apple Rosemary Quiche by Maiah A.

 

 

Runner up - duck sausage,fig, and camembert stuffed bosc

Runner Up: Duck sausage, fig & Camembert stuffed bosc w/mustard-orange coulis by Sandi S.

 

 

3rd Place - Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Strudel with Balsamic Honey_Maple Drizzle

Third Place: Roasted vegetable and goat cheese strudel w/ honey maple balsamic glaze by Augustina Z.

 

 

Best Appetizer - Bacon & Goat Cheese envelopes with apricot sauce

Best Appetizer: Crispy bacon and goat cheese envelopes with apricot dipping sauce by Stacy R.

 

 

best entree - almond crusted chicken with brie

Best Main Course: Almond Za-atar chicken with brie by Jen P.

 

 

best-dessert-raspberry vanilla brie custard

Best Dessert: Layered Vanilla Bean raspberry brie custard by Rachel R.

 

Prizes:

  • Grand prize won $1,000
  • Runner up and Third Place both won $250
  • Best Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert all won a Boska Holland Cheese Dome & Knife and Ile de France coupons!

We’ll be sharing the photos and recipes on our website for all to enjoy soon, so stay tuned!