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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Thursdip: Blue Cheese Dip with Herb

March 27th, 2014

Happy Thursday! Looking for the tastiest way to add some oomph to a finger food? Thursdip is back with another cheese dip idea, this time from Sincerely Fiona!When we see an awesome food blogger with beautiful photography, we just have to share it with our community!

Fiona, hails from Australia and only got into cooking and baking more seriously in 2010, although browsing through her food blog, you’d think she was a veteran! Her culinary journey took off when she was introduced to a Patisserie Master, who “changed her life completely”! We should be so lucky to get the advice of a Patisserie Master once in a while!

Her Sweet Potato Wedges with Blue Cheese Dip looks simply divine, and she shares her special recipe she used for making her Blue Cheese Dip! Fiona adds an herb and some savory ingredients to her dip, so check out the recipe to find out how she made it! Aside from blue cheese, she also encourages trying out other cheeses in the dip, like brie- interesting idea!

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram too!

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Thursdip: Light Blue Cheese Dip

March 20th, 2014

Introducing Thursdip! Every Thursday, we highlight a savory and enticing cheese dip recipe from some of the most creative bloggers around!

Cheese dips are great for pairing with fresh veggies to make a savory party appetizer or to add some cheese oomph to wings and more! Curious as to how versatile we can get with cheese dips? Check back every Thursday for your Cheese dip ideas in our Thursdip series!

First up, we’ve got a cheese dip from Donna of The Slow Roasted Italian! She’s a self taught cook, with a passion for home cooked meals inspired by her mom- learn more about her here!

Blue cheese dips are popular, and not just around Super Bowl time! Donna puts her spin on a time-tested favorite: Light Blue Cheese Dip!

For more simple and yummy recipes, find The Slow Roasted Italian on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, AND on Google + !

Happy Dipping!

 

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Brie Bites Featured in Good Housekeeping

March 17th, 2014

Our Brie Bites were featured in the latest issue of Good Housekeeping! Check out the article here! They outline a week long healthy menu that features our brie bites as part of snack portion ideas! They recommend a Fruit and Cheese Plate: 1 Ile de France Brie Bite along with 1/2 apple, sliced.

Who knew eating well could taste so good!

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Congratulations winners of our Recipe Contest

March 6th, 2014

A big thanks to all of YOU wonderful cooks for making this recipe contest a terrific success! We had the treat of browsing so many delicious recipes as our stomachs growled with approval! Some of the recipe entries were so good, we were tempted to stop what we were doing and proceed to make them at once!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for… Congratulations to winners: Maiah A., Augustina Z., Sandi S., Stacy R., Jen P., and Rachel R.!

These were the six recipes that were picked as “la crème de la crème”!

 

 

Grand Prize-Apple Rosemary Quiche

Grand Prize: Apple Rosemary Quiche by Maiah A.

 

 

Runner up - duck sausage,fig, and camembert stuffed bosc

Runner Up: Duck sausage, fig & Camembert stuffed bosc w/mustard-orange coulis by Sandi S.

 

 

3rd Place - Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Strudel with Balsamic Honey_Maple Drizzle

Third Place: Roasted vegetable and goat cheese strudel w/ honey maple balsamic glaze by Augustina Z.

 

 

Best Appetizer - Bacon & Goat Cheese envelopes with apricot sauce

Best Appetizer: Crispy bacon and goat cheese envelopes with apricot dipping sauce by Stacy R.

 

 

best entree - almond crusted chicken with brie

Best Main Course: Almond Za-atar chicken with brie by Jen P.

 

 

best-dessert-raspberry vanilla brie custard

Best Dessert: Layered Vanilla Bean raspberry brie custard by Rachel R.

 

Prizes:

  • Grand prize won $1,000
  • Runner up and Third Place both won $250
  • Best Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert all won a Boska Holland Cheese Dome & Knife and Ile de France coupons!

We’ll be sharing the photos and recipes on our website for all to enjoy soon, so stay tuned!

 

 

New Giveaway: Raclette Party Time

February 24th, 2014

Enter to win the ultimate foodie party package – a raclette grill & cheese!
Raclette is a fabulous way to savor cheese. Perfect for parties – gooey, melted grilled cheese is fun to make and decadently delicious!
Enter to win a party reclette grill and Entremont Cheese – one raclette party pack winner will be chosen each week from February 21st – March 20th!
Be sure to check out our raclette recipes!

 

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