Posts Tagged ‘Brie cheese’

Is Your Favorite Foreign Cheese Not So Foreign?

Monday, November 19th, 2012


According to this interesting article on the Forbes, people in the US who enjoy eating Parmesan may rarely be actually consuming the popular Italian cheese. Larry Olmsted, a journalist and regular contributor on Forbes, states that when you buy it in America, “you could be getting anything” except the true version from Parma. Now that’s a cause for concern!

On a similar note, Ile de France cheeses such as Brie and Camembert are made authentically and naturally with freshly collected milk in France; though there are some substitute American versions that boast being gourmet and cheaper yet contain a lack of quality as well as less richness than the French Brie.

Clever Uses for Cheese

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

What is the most common food at parties, festive dinners and other occasions? Cheese! There is something special about cheese that makes it a delightful with so many different foods and flavors!

Cheese is perfect as a summer appetizer: cheese platters and plates for parties, cheese and grilling pairing ideas, cheese with chocolate and a lot of other great cheesy ideas that you can find on our website!

Here’s the 5 top delightful summer cheese recipes:

Gourmet Blue Cheese Burger Recipe

Avocado with Fruited Ile de France Goat Cheese Salad

Grilled Salmon and Tomatoes with Comté, Goat Cheese and Dill

Chicken Spring Rolls with Ile de France Brie Recipe

Steakhouse Fondue Recipe

What is your favorite summer cheese recipe?

Video Recipe: Tartiflette with Ile de France Brie

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

For those who love Brie we are happy to present a simple, yet delicious Tartiflette with Brie video recipe prepared by Chef Philippe at Brasserie Julien in New York City!

To make this gourmet entrée you’ll need: yukon gold potatoes, spanish onions (sweet onions), slices of bacon, Brie cheese, salt and pepper, Olive oil.

Start out by cooking the yukon potatoes in their skin and slicing them into 1/4 inch slices.

Dice up the onions and sautéed until caramelized, with a touch of olive oil, then set aside.

Cut the bacon up into small strips. Using the same frying pan, sautéed until golden, then set aside.

Keep the fat and put the potato slices in, and sautéed until crispy.

When the potatoes are ready, add the onions and the bacon, and mix well together.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

If you have a ring put larger potato slices at the bottom, then add the rest on, trying to alternate layers. Place the Brie on top. If you don’t have a ring, just pile up the mix on top of a potato base.

Just before serving, pre-heat the oven to 400 °F.  Place the Tartiflette in the oven until the cheese starts to melt.

Then put the tartiflette on a plate and serve hot. You also can add a small salad of your choice on the side.

Bon appétit!

Video Recipe: Wild Mushroom and Brie Cheese Crispy Rolls

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Today we are happy to present an amazingly delicious Wild Mushroom and Brie Cheese Crispy Rolls video recipe! Well known in Miami, chef Jerome Cormouls at Provence Grill offers a step by step guide to make these incredibly delightful cheese rolls at home. Click on any picture to watch the video!

So if you are ready to impress all your guests with a delicious gourmet dish lets get started!

The ingredients you need are: spring roll wrappers, sliced Brie cheese, mixed wild mushrooms, 2 garlic cloves, 2 peeled shallots, parsley, fresh spinach, sundried tomatoes, baby greens salad, roasted pinenuts, sun-dried tomato pesto and olive oil.

Start out by cooking the wild mushrooms with the garlic, shallots and parsley in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. In the same pan, sauté the seasoned fresh spinach then set aside as well.

Fill up the spring roll wrap with the Brie, the wild mushrooms and spinach, sun dried tomatoes and fold it. Put it in the stove for 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, toss the baby greens with olive oil, raspberry vinegar, roasted pine nuts and sun dried tomato pesto! Serve the spinach salad with the Brie wraps on top.

Bon appétit.

Cheese Around the Web

Friday, February 10th, 2012


Join us each week for a look at the latest cheese news from across the web!

This week: “Drunken” Goat Grilled Cheese; Cheese of Kings; Baked Brie Cheese

Drunken Goat Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tapenade Recipe via – Drunken Goat is a Spanish cheese that is soaked in wine during the cheesemaking process. It is a really popular cheese, partially because of the catchy name but also because the flavor is a real crowd pleaser.

Brie, cheese of kings via – Taking its name from the region from which it originates, this soft, yellow-white cheese is rightly called the Cheese of Kings anywhere.

The best baked Brie cheese recipe you will ever make via examiner . com – It’s a simple appetizer that will wow all of your guests with its flavor.

Cheese Around the Web

Friday, January 27th, 2012


Join us each week for a look at the latest cheese news from across the web!

This week: A cheesemaking workshop, camembert rinds, macaroni and cheese and Brie tips

Formaggio Kitchen in Massachusetts Offers Cheesemaking Workshop Series via – Cheesemonger and cave manager Jess will demystify the process of making a wide variety of cheeses at home in this one-of-a-kind workshop series.

What The Camembert Rind Does For The Cheese Inside via – Did you know Camembert’s rind not only allows the cheese’s deep flavor and aroma to mature, but also defends it against microorganisms that could spoil it.

Tips and Tricks for the Best Macaroni and Cheese via – We all love to try different recipes, but there is usually an old favorite or family heirloom that we make time and time again.

How to Eat Brie via – Check out useful tips on how to serve delicious savory Brie cheese.

Have a Happy and Yummy New Year’s Cheese Lovers!

Friday, December 30th, 2011


New Year is almost here! Happy holiday cheese lovers!

Appetizers, finger foods, and delicious dips are great for parties, family gatherings and festive dinners. Here are our top three appetizers and finger foods recipes to enjoy at your New Year’s Eve party!

1. Brie Crostini topped with Caramelized Onions – Sweet caramelized onions and buttery-rich Brie combine to create the perfect flavor. Make these just before guests arrive, and start your party off on a delicious note.

2. Pancetta Cups with Goat Cheese– The salty crunch of the pancetta blends with the creamy goat cheese and the light greens to form a fabulous first course.

3. Fig-Topped Brie – It’s got the crunchy texture of almonds, the rich taste of brie, and the sweetness of preserves.

Add these unbelievably simple and incredibly delicious recipes to your festive menu and enjoy a gourmet New Year’s Eve dinner!

Happy New Year!

Love Brie? Find out how it first came to America!

Monday, December 5th, 2011


Ile de France Brie was the first brie ever introduced to American cheese lovers.

The SS Ile de France was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT). Known to cheese lovers as the first ship to carry Brie Cheese to the United States (it also was the first ship ever equipped with refrigeration) it had a long and illustrious story beyond its role in the history of fromage.

For the full story on the SS Ile de France, click here.

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