We All Scream for (Cheese) Ice Cream!

July 9th, 2014

The dog days of summer are here and we’ve got some gourmet new recipes to help beat the heat.

Cheese and Ice cream make a surprisingly satisfying and refreshing combo, and we’re sharing some awesome recipes! Adding gourmet French fromage like brie, Camembert, and goat cheese to your plain ice cream can really elevate the flavor and texture, giving new life to a classic treat. Make sure to check our cheese ice cream recipes and tips for a gourmet spin on a summer fave!

 

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Here’s Your Shot at a Google Nexus 10 tablet

June 27th, 2014

Hey chefs!

If you haven’t heard, we’re hosting a new giveaway, called Ile de France Chef’s Tablet Sweepstakes!

Here’s your shot at 1 of 6 Google Nexus 10 tablets. Each tablet comes loaded with luscious cheese recipes, videos and tips!

Our giveaway ends on August 18th and it’s one entry per person: good luck cheese lovers!

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Winners of our IDF Memorial Day Giveaway

June 18th, 2014

Congra-cheese-lations to the winners of our Memorial Day Giveaway:

Mary B. from South Carolina

Stephanie O. from Kansas

Pamela M. from Oregon

April D. from Connecticut

Jake B. from Washington

Enjoy!

Memorial Day Giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 World Cup…chowing down is the goal

June 16th, 2014

It’s 2014 World Cup time! If you’re hosting your friends to watch the matches and the goal is to have a great time and serve yummy snacks, check out some of our finger food ideas!

Who are you rooting for?

2014 World Cup Cheese

IDF Recipe Contest Winners

June 14th, 2014

Congratulations to our recipe contest winners and a big thank you to all our participants. Check out all the fabulously delicious winning recipes and meet the talented foodies who made them!

 

Recipe Contest Winners

National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month

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

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

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

Cobb Salad with Ile de France Goat Cheese

 

Bon Appétit!

 

 

National Wine Day: May 25th

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!

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ToastaBag Giveaway!

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

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

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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