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
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
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
May 29th, 2014
National Wine Day was May 25th! Wine and cheese make the ultimate pairing and that’s why we decided to celebrate with a flash Facebook giveaway! Giveaway ended May 26th (ET), but get your magnifying glass out and see if you can spot our tiny, wheel of brie!
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!
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.
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+!
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!
CLUE 2: Reel in the live flavor with this potato based delight!
CLUE 3: To Brie or not to Brie. That is the question.
CLUE 4: From sinners to saints, this heavenly cheese is a crowd-pleaser
CLUE 5: Cheeselovers of all ages reach for this iconic grilled snack
We’ve always got a giveaway going on, so follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest in giveaways and contests!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
April 11th, 2014
Today is one of our favorite Food Holidays: National Cheese Fondue Day!
How better to celebrate than with cheese, glorious cheese! What’s a good cheese fondue recipe to try, you ask yourself? Look no further- we’ve found a terrific recipe using Emmental and Gruyere from Raymund at Ang Sarap. “Ang Sarap”, by the way, means “It’s Delicious” in the Filipino language of Tagalog, and delicious it is! You can find his recipe here!
For more food goodness, follow Raymund on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google + AND Tumblr!
April 10th, 2014
Hello Cheese- Lovahs! Every Thursday we highlight an awesome blogger’s cheese dip recipe- hence: Thurs-dip!
Sometimes a healthy dish just needs the decadent flavor of cheese to make it yummy and savory! Whitney from Little Leopard Book makes the genius pairing of Spinach and Blue Cheese, for a flavor packed healthy snack! Can you just imagine tasting the hearty dip on the end of a sliced baguette?
Whitney’s Blue Cheese Spinach Dip is gluten-free, can be served with vegetables, but also with bread or crackers. The equally tasty vegetarian version is an option as well- made without bacon. Check out her recipe to find out how she made it, and let us know if you try it out too!
If you like this recipe and want to be in the loop (and see some lovely food photography) follow Whitney on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google + AND on Instagram!
‘Til next Thursday!