Goat Cheese Giveaway Quiz Answers

September 10th, 2014
Hey cheese buffs, here are the answers to last month’s Goat Cheese Giveaway Quiz on Facebook. Did you get them all right?
Which of these can be made with goat cheese:

A) ice cream

B) pizza

C) mac and cheese

D) all of the above

 

Approximately when was goat cheese first enjoyed by ancient Eastern Mediterranean farmers?

A) 8000 B.C.

B) 1865 A.D.

C) 1776 A.D.

D) 1492 A.D.

 

Goat cheese is sometimes referred to as Chèvre. Chèvre is French for:

A) cheese

B) goat

C) an American car

D) a popular comedian in the 1980′s

 

A majority of goat cheeses come from:

A) Guam

B) Timbuktu

C) France

D) Atlantis

 

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

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)

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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#FlavorMeltdown Roasted Acorn Squash & Arugula Salad

August 29th, 2014

August is almost over and so is national goat cheese month, so we’ve got one more goat cheese themed #FlavorMeltdown, where we share with you the most tempting grilling recipes that call for delicious Brie, Goat cheese, or Roquefort! We love the grilling recipes from Robyn’s blog Grill Grrrl and so we just had to share one more with you: Roasted Acorn Squash & Arugula Salad.

It has a beautiful presentation and is begging to be served at your next outdoor get-together!

Robyn encourages “women to learn to grill as it is a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen.” We’re all for grilling too, so we definitely recommend checking out Robyn on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest as well!

Happy grilling!

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Our Resident Cheesebuff Talks Goat Cheese (Part 2)

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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#FlavorMeltdown: Turkey Burgers with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

August 22nd, 2014

All month long is National Goat Cheese Month, which is perfect for #FlavorMeltdown! We’ve been sharing the most tempting grilling recipes from our favorite bloggers that call for delicious Brie or Goat cheese!

We return to Anna and Lisa from their blog Garnish With Lemon for another scrumptious #FlavorMeltdown recipe. Their recipe for a Turkey Burger with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is as simple as it is gourmet and artisan. It’s the little touches they’ve added to a standard crowd-pleaser that make all the difference. Give this recipe a try and browse Anna and Lisa on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest!

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Our Resident Cheesebuff Talks Goat Cheese

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

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.”

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#FlavorMeltdown Grilled Vidalia Onion, Goat Cheese and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

August 15th, 2014

In case you haven’t already heard, August is national goat cheese month! We’re back with another goat cheese themed #FlavorMeltdown where we share with you the most creative and flavorful grilling recipes that call for delicious Brie or Goat cheese! Our next recipe is from Robyn of Grill Grrrl: Grilled Vidalia Onion, Goat Cheese and Arugula Flatbread Pizza.

This recipe is for pizza lovers who have a gourmet palette but want something simple yet creative.

Robyn encourages “women to learn to grill as it is a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen.” We’re all for grilling!

Keep up with Robyn onFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest!

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#FlavorMeltdown Red Wine Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

August 5th, 2014

August is one of our favorite months because… it’s national goat cheese month! We’re combining 2 awesome things: goat cheese and outdoor grilling to give you #FlavorMeltdown goat cheese edition! Through the end of summer, we’ll be sharing with you the most tempting grilling recipes that call for delicious Brie or Goat cheese! We’re doing all goat cheese features this month, starting with this recipe from Courtney of Neighborfood Blog: Red Wine Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese.

This amazing recipe is a foodie’s answer to a time-tested favorite. A few key ingredients are what makes this creation stand apart.

Courtney asserts that food tastes better when it’s shared and we couldn’t agree more! Find more of her creations at

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

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