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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Easter Egg Hunt: Answers to the Clues!

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!
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CLUE 2: Reel in the live flavor with this potato based delight!
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CLUE 3: To Brie or not to Brie. That is the question.
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CLUE 4: From sinners to saints, this heavenly cheese is a crowd-pleaser
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CLUE 5: Cheeselovers of all ages reach for this iconic grilled snack
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We’ve always got a giveaway going on, so follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest in giveaways and contests!

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Thursdip: Julie’s Easy Blue Cheese Dip

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

 

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Annual Easter #CheeseEggHunt

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 emilie@iledefrancecheese.com 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.

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Happy National Cheese Fondue Day!

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 FacebookTwitter, Pinterest, Google + AND Tumblr!

 

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Thursdip: Creamy Blue Cheese Spinach Dip

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 FacebookTwitter, Pinterest, Google +  AND on Instagram!

‘Til next Thursday!

 

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Thursdip: Home Made Goat Cheese Dip

April 3rd, 2014

Thursdip is back and it’s already April!

Cheese dips using goat cheese are so versatile and we just love how Sylvie from Gourmande in the Kitchen prepares her gluten free baked eggplant fries with a delicious goat cheese dip. A photographer, recipe developer and real food lover, Sylvie combines several savory ingredients into her home made goat cheese dip, so check out her recipe to find out how you can try it at home!

Sylvie’s recipes focus on recipes that are free from gluten, refined sugar, and processed ingredients so stop by her blog and see what she’s cooking up and also find her on Facebook, Twitter . If you love beautiful food photography, you’ll want to follow her on Instagram and Pinterest too!

We can almost hear the crunch as we take a bite of the delicious eggplant fries!

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