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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!

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovers…of CHEESE!

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day Cheese Lovers! Planning to celebrate L’amour with a loved one, or just savor the fact that it’s Friday? Cheese and bubbly are a great accoutrement to any occasion! Champagne is great, but if you want some other sparkling ideas, check out our Parings with Sparkling page!

XOXO

Happy Valentines Day

Recipe Contest: So Hard to Choose

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

To all those that entered our Holiday Recipe Contest: you make it so hard to choose!

We are so impressed with the quality and originality of the entries, that this has been our most competitive Recipe Contest ever. We know everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting for the results, so please bear with us while we hash out some very tough calls. Once we reach out to the winners in the coming weeks, we’ll be posting the results here on our blog and on our Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ pages!

Thank YOU for making this the best Holiday Recipe Contest we’ve ever hosted!

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Celebrate Cheese Holiday Recipe Contest

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Thank you all for sending in your delicious recipes! We’ve had a great response to the contest and can’t wait to select the winners! To recap, here are the prizes that the winners can look forward to:

  • Grand Prize: $1,000
  • Runner Up: $250
  • 3rd Place: $250
  • Best Appetizer: Boska Holland Cheese Dome & Knife and Ile de France coupons
  • Best Main Course: Boska Holland Cheese Dome & Knife and Ile de France coupons
  • Best Dessert: Boska Holland Cheese Dome & Knife and Ile de France coupons

Stay tuned to find out which recipes were the winners!

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Gourmet Video Recipes: French Bistro Live

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Check out our all new video recipe section: French Bistro Live!

Our gourmet videos show you how chefs at real bistros prepare recipes using their favorite Ile de France cheeses! All videos are filmed in authentic French bistros throughout the United States. Some of the cheeses used in our video recipes include goat cheese, brie and St. Albray, while the featured chefs prepare dishes such as sorbet, tartlettes, cheese salads and much more!

Let us know on our Facebook page if you try any of them out!

Gourmet Video Recipes French Bistro Live

Champagne and Cheese Pairings for any New Years Soirée

Friday, December 27th, 2013

However you choose to celebrate the new year, there are 2 elements that are sure to add the party factor: cheese and Champagne!

Cheese plates are, by nature, social foods which encourage people to circulate around the room, taste, and engage with each other over, “what is the name of that delicious cheese?!”

Champagne is a nice touch to remind everyone that they’re here to celebrate a special occasion or to enjoy life’s little excesses (in moderation, of course). Serve these 2 at a party and you’ll have an instant hit! If you need some quick Champagne and cheese pairing advice, we’ve got a great article that will give you the pairings for our brie, goat, Fol Epi, and St. Agur:

Champagne and Cheese Pairings

Enjoy your New Year’s Celebrations!

 

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Holiday Dessert Recipes: Skip the Fruitcake

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

We all know how fruitcakes can get a bad rap over the holidays, but don’t count fruit out altogether from your holiday dessert menu! These dessert recipes feature fruit as well as cheese in creative ways and are sure to wow those guests!

 

Chocolate-Dipped Berries & Etorki Cheese

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Amaretto & Goat Cheese Stuffed Pears

Holiday Dessert Recipes Skip the Fruitcake 2

 

Winter Fruit Compote with Honey-Whipped Goat Cheese Crème

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Holiday Dessert Recipes: Cheese and Chocolate Unite

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

How do you satisfy a cheese lover AND a chocolate lover at your holiday parties? You present to them a sweet treat made of cheese and chocolate! May we suggest these dessert recipes that use both beloved ingredients:

Double Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes filled with Chocolate Ganache and Topped with Creamy Goat Cheese Frosting by Angie

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Chocolate smothered raspberry goat cheese butter cream cakes by Beth

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Black Bottom Cupcakes with Ile de France Goat Cheese, by Stef

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Holiday Dessert Recipes: Cheese Please!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Ah the holidays… whatever it is that we’re celebrating, one thing’s for sure- we’re celebrating it with food! Food seems to have a way to bring people together in a unique way. From tradition being passed down in the kitchen, to the great care in presentation and serving, food is a big part of the season!

Are you tasked with bringing a dessert to your get-togethers, or will you be providing sweets to your own guests? Maybe both? Either way, we’ve rounded up dessert recipes for the real cheese lovers that think cheese should not be excluded from the dessert menu!

These dessert recipes feature cheese as a main ingredient:

 

Goat and Cream Cheesecake

Holiday Dessert Recipes Sweet Cheese Us 1

Ile de France Goat and Cream Cheesecake

Holiday Dessert Recipes Sweet Cheese Us 2

Creamy Pumpkin Dream Pie

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Chocolate-Glazed St. André 

 

 

 

10 Winners of the Create Your Own Cheese Board Giveaway

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Cheeselovers! Have we digested our Thanksgiving feasts yet?

We wanted to take some time out from Black Friday and congratulate our 10 winners of our Facebook Create Your Own Cheese Board Giveaway!

IDF Thank you giveaway

  • Carl S
  • Tom B
  • Kimberly L
  • Jayne L
  • Sue P
  • Tracy M
  • Janet C
  • Valerie T
  • Pat F
  • Ross R

Create your own cheese board

Thanks everyone for participating and we’ve also got another exciting new giveaway coming soon, so stay tuned!