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!

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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!

 

Giveaway Raclette Grill

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the lovers…of CHEESE!

February 14th, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day Cheese Lovers! Planning to celebrate L’amour with a loved one, or just savor the fact that it’s Friday? Cheese and bubbly are a great accoutrement to any occasion! Champagne is great, but if you want some other sparkling ideas, check out our Parings with Sparkling page!

XOXO

Happy Valentines Day

Recipe Contest: So Hard to Choose

February 4th, 2014

To all those that entered our Holiday Recipe Contest: you make it so hard to choose!

We are so impressed with the quality and originality of the entries, that this has been our most competitive Recipe Contest ever. We know everyone is on the edge of their seats waiting for the results, so please bear with us while we hash out some very tough calls. Once we reach out to the winners in the coming weeks, we’ll be posting the results here on our blog and on our Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ pages!

Thank YOU for making this the best Holiday Recipe Contest we’ve ever hosted!

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Super Bowl Giveaway!

January 24th, 2014

IDF Super Bowl Sunday Giveaway

The Super Bowl’s not the only game going on- we’ve got a giveaway for you Football party fans!

We’re hosting a Super Sunday Daily Draw Cheese Giveaway! Stock your Super Bowl Party with gourmet cheese from yours truly!
Enter to win fine cheese from Ile de France and make your Super Sunday snack lineup complete!

We’re picking one winner a day from Jan 24th-Jan 30th, so register each day for a new chance to win.

Bon Appetit and good luck!

Celebrate Cheese Holiday Recipe Contest

January 14th, 2014

Thank you all for sending in your delicious recipes! We’ve had a great response to the contest and can’t wait to select the winners! To recap, here are the prizes that the winners can look forward to:

  • Grand Prize: $1,000
  • Runner Up: $250
  • 3rd Place: $250
  • Best Appetizer: Boska Holland Cheese Dome & Knife and Ile de France coupons
  • Best Main Course: Boska Holland Cheese Dome & Knife and Ile de France coupons
  • Best Dessert: Boska Holland Cheese Dome & Knife and Ile de France coupons

Stay tuned to find out which recipes were the winners!

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