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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

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Ile de France Goat and Cream Cheesecake

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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!

#Cheesegiving 2013: Desserts to Please with Cheese

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Thanksgiving is already tomorrow and if you hadn’t yet settled on your dessert for Turkey day, this recipe for Pumpkin Goat Cheese Bread Pudding from Sarah Eats Austin is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

“I know I should be posting about how to make homemade candy, or what to do with leftover candy but well… I’m not. I’m just waiting for Thanksgiving to devour all the wonderful delicious food! In any case, here is a delicious fall treat!.” -Sarah

Sarah enjoys young culinary student cooking and eating her way through Austin Texas. She focuses on delicious food all made from scratch, most likely with the addition of booze, and she just has to throw in some words about music now and then. Enjoy her blog Sarah Eats Austin and get her tips and recipes!

What’s on your Thanksgiving Day menu?

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Bread Pudding

 

 

#Cheesegiving 2013: Cheese Side Dish Ideas

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Thanksgiving is fast approaching- have you finalized your list of side dishes?  Who doesn’t loves a side dish that includes a bit of delicious cheese goodness. Nutritious veggies complemented with tangy cheese can be the best of both worlds! This recipe for  shallot balsamic glazed green beans with goat cheese  made by Brianne was too good not to share! You can find tasty recipes for desserts as well on her blog Cupcakes and Kale Chips.

“I suppose my palate has gotten more used to fresher ingredients than the processed stuff that we were all raised on.  So I have actually made this green bean dish at home several times…”   -Brianne

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What are you making for Thanksgiving?

#Cheesegiving 2013: Talk of the Table

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

The 2013 Holiday season is here again! Thanksgiving is a time for getting together with loved ones,  showing gratitude, and selecting only the best side dishes to prepare!

Adding cheese to your thanksgiving day recipes will add that hearty flavorful kick that makes a dish warm and inviting. We’ll be bringing you some recipes that turn time-tested favorites into the talk of the table.

This ingenious cheese infused recipe we rounded up, comes from Gaby of What’s Gaby Cooking! Check out her recipe for Brie-stuffed mushrooms and more on her blog! Gaby is a fellow cheeselover AND is a sucker for fresh squeezed juices!

“Two of my favorite things about Thanksgiving (obviously they both are food related) are baked Brie and stuffed mushrooms. So one night, when I was dreaming about food (that’s a pretty frequent occurrence) I imagined these Brie Stuffed Mushrooms and topped with an herb breadcrumb mixture. Jackpot. I knew I had to make them and that’s exactly what happened.” -Gaby

Brie Stuffed Mushrooms from whatsgabycooking.com

 

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IDF Ghost Hunt Answer to Clue #5 and Bonus Clue

Monday, November 4th, 2013

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Thanks for ghost hunting with us on our IDF Ghost Hunt, where we hid a “Gourmet Ghost” on one page of our website, and everyday, we’d release a new clue on where the Gourmet Ghost was on that day!

The answer to Thursday’s clue: “Saintly & soft, this cheese is heavenly with chocolate.” was the St. Andre cheese page  get it? “Saintly”!

The answer to Friday’s final bonus clue: “Have your cheese & eat it too this weekend!” was Gourmet Cheesecake Recipes  get it? “Have your [cheese] cake and eat it too”!

Thanks again for Ghost Hunting with us! The fun doesn’t stop there, we’ve got another giveaway going on right now: The Holi-Daily Draw ending on Nov. 6th! Enter daily to win Ile de France cheese!

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Good luck! :)

 

 

 

IDF Ghost Hunt Answer to Clue #4

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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Our Annual IDF Ghost Hunt is officially on! Every weekday starting today through Halloween, we’ll hide a “Gourmet Ghost” on one page of our website.

Here’s how to play: We’ll post a daily clue on Facebook and Twitter that will help you figure out where he is on that day. Then, email the page link to: contest@iledefrancecheese.com for your chance to win! See contest page for more info: http://bit.ly/18TeFSy

The answer to Wednesday’s clue: “Don’t cry when making a bowl of this classic French delight!” was French Onion Soup with Gourmet Cheese get it? “Onions”- “cry”, French delight!

Check back on our blog tomorrow for the answers to the previous clue right here on our blog!

Happy Ghost Hunting!

 

 

 

IDF Ghost Hunt Answer to Clue #3

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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Our Annual IDF Ghost Hunt is officially on! Every weekday starting today through Halloween, we’ll hide a “Gourmet Ghost” on one page of our website.

Here’s how to play: We’ll post a daily clue on Facebook and Twitter that will help you figure out where he is on that day. Then, email the page link to: contest@iledefrancecheese.com for your chance to win! See contest page for more info: http://bit.ly/18TeFSy

The answer to Tuesday’s clue: “Draft this pair for hearty fall flavor!” was Fall Seasonal Beers and Cheese get it, draft – “beers” pair – “Beers and Cheese”!

While you’re on the hunt for the IDF Gourmet Ghost in our Ghost Hunt, check back on our blog for the answers to the previous clue right here on our blog!

Happy Ghost Hunting!

 

IDF Ghost Hunt Answer to Clue #2

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

IDF - Ghost Hunt

 

Our Annual IDF Ghost Hunt is officially on! Every weekday starting today through Halloween, we’ll hide a “Gourmet Ghost” on one page of our website.

Here’s how to play: We’ll post a daily clue on Facebook and Twitter that will help you figure out where he is on that day. Then, email the page link to: contest@iledefrancecheese.com for your chance to win! See contest page for more info: http://bit.ly/18TeFSy

The answer to Monday’s clue: “Watching the fall classic? Serve this triple threat of flavor!” was Fall Flavor Trifecta: Cheese, Beer & Pretzels!! get it, triple – “trifecta”!

While you’re on the hunt for the IDF Gourmet Ghost in our Ghost Hunt, check back on our blog for the answers to the previous clue right here on our blog!

Happy Ghost Hunting!

 

Halloween Costume for your Cheese

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

October is in full swing and Halloween will be here before you know it! The second most important question of this holiday (right after “what are you going to be for Halloween”) is what are you going to be serving this Halloween?

It is just as fun to dress our food up as it is to dress ourselves up in a scary theme! Some of the most versatile party appetizers around are cheese based, mainly because you can mold, carve and sculpt it into the creepy art that will delight your guests!

We’re highlighting one interesting appetizer from Cleverly Inspired : the Halloween Spider Cheese Ball and Platter Appetizer!

Give this interesting recipe a try and let us know how it goes on our Facebook!

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