Posts Tagged ‘brie’

Summer Cheeses

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

For reasons unknown, cheese seems to be an afterthought or merely a garnish ingredient in summer cooking. For most, the summer diet is centered on the almighty grill and the fresh flavors of colorful fruits and vegetables. However, just because the weather is warming up doesn’t mean you have to stop eating cheese.

Two of the most versatile – not to mention delicious – summertime cheeses are Chevre and Brie. Both are ideal for warm weather eating!

 

1. Chevre

This slightly salty and fresh tasting cheese with a rich texture tastes great with mixed vegetables, crunchy greens, and sweet, citrus fruits. The tangy acidity pairs well with white wines such as, Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. (Cobb Salad with Goat Cheese and Vinaigrette pictured.)

2. Brie

The fresh milky note and remarkably creamy texture of this cheese tastes delicious on its own and can also be enjoyed in several ways. Served with fruit compote, light summer pasta, or on top a grilled burger, this cheese will enhance any flavor profile. (Exotic Lamb Burger with Herbed Brie pictured.)

Philly Style Brie-steak?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

You heard it right! Those famous beef, onion, and pepper sandwiches that Philadelphia is famous for translate beautifully when you add thin slices of creamy Ile de France Brie to the sautéed beef and vegetables. Try serving this delicious Philly-style Cheese Steak Recipe by Kathy Gunst at your next football party with some ice cold beer!

Chocolate-Covered Brie Bites

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Chocolate is a favorite dessert all over the world! People add it everywhere and combine it with everything. And cheese is not an exception! Cheese and chocolate go perfectly together! They both are rich, savory and surprisingly delicious when paired.

Whether you prefer soft or hard cheese, milk or dark chocolate, you’re certain to find a combination that suits your taste. The only thing remember: when it comes to pairing melted chocolate and cheese, use your imagination!

Here is an awesome Chocolate-Covered Brie Bites Recipe at about.com for you to get started with! Decadent squares of Brie cheese covered in rich chocolate and crunchy sea salt will undoubtedly impress your taste buds.  Also check out our website to find out a few more ideas how to create irresistible melted chocolate and cheese pairings at home!

Truffls with your favorites

Chocolate-dipped berries with Etorki Cheese

Chocolate-glazed St. André

 

Video Recipe: Ile de France Single Serve Brie Crispy Spring Rolls

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Today we’re happy to present one of the most delicious finger food recipes from our video recipe collection.

If you are looking for a gourmet cheesy delight – take a look at this delicious Brie wrapped in spring rolls, slightly fried and dipped in honey mustard dressing recipe prepared by Chef Gwen in New York City.

The main ingredients you need are: single serve Brie, spring roll shells, some Boston lettuce and a homemade honey-mustard dip.

Start out by making a homemade honey-mustard dip for your spring rolls. Simply mix the Dijon mustard, honey, vinegar and olive oil all together in a small bowl. Also add a bit of water if you find it too thick for dipping rolls.

Now we are good to make the main part of the recipe – Crispy Spring Rolls. First of all separate a spring roll layer, avoid ripping, and lay it on a flat surface. After that place the mini Brie halves in the middle of spring roll layer.

Sprinkle with fresh pepper. Fold the shell around the cheese, then roll, then fold and roll again, for an even distribution of the pastry.

Deep fry the spring rolls at 350°F for about 3 minutes (until golden brown). Drip off excess oil onto paper towel.

Set the lettuce on the bottom of the plate, cut the spring rolls in halves, and serve with the honey-mustard dip.

To watch whole video please follow this link http://bit.ly/LnWDwQ

Bon Appetit.

Happy National Cheese Day!

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Today is National Cheese Day! The perfect day to eat, cook with or discuss your favorite cheeses! To celebrate National Cheese Day the right way check out some of our best recipes featuring different fromages!

-       Provencal vegetable grill with toasted Goat cheese nut rounds

-       Brie and Cherry Kolaches        

-       Batter-Coated Camembert Cheese Loaves

-       Glazed Fruited Winter Squash with St. Andre Cheese

-       Ile de France Roquefort and Apples Lasagna         

-       Oranges with Balsamic Caramel and St Agur

What cheese are YOU having today?

Fruit and Cheese Symphony

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The season of cool, natural and light snacks is upon us. Nothing could be better than the gourmet combination of ripe, sweet fruits with cheese on a spring sunny day!

“Pair cheese and fruit for a healthy snack or easy appetizer when entertaining!” says cheese lover Nadia Muna Gil in her Cheesaholics Anonymous blog. “The salt in the cheese” – she continues -  “is balanced by the sweet in the fruit, and the crunch of the fruit contrasts the suppleness of the cheese. In short, your salivary glands will think they died and went to heaven.”

We couldn’t agree more!

What is your favorite fruit and cheese pairing? If you still need some delicious inspiration check out our  amazingly delightful pairing ideas for your seasonal savoring:

Berries and Brie;

Black Corinth grapes with St. Agur;

Cherries with Charles Arnaud Comté;

Melon with Goat Cheese;

Papaya with Cantorel Roquefort

Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Is there anything more delicious than melted cheese between two slices of buttery toast? If your answer is NO, today is definitely your day – Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! That’s right, today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day – the day to savor the most American of comfort foods!

There are so many variations of this delicious meal. Whether you change up the bread, cheese, sandwich stuffing such as meat, lettuce, tomato, pickles, or popular condiments – ketchup and mustard – you’re always able to create your own perfect grilled cheese sandwich for any occasion!

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, try some of these delicious recipes or make your own original grilled cheese creation!

- Emmental Hot Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich;

- Pineapple Croque Monsieur au St. Agur Bleu;

- Croque Monsieur with Chicken and Brie;

- Fol Epi Grilled Cheese sandwich with Caramelized Onion, Apple & Walnut;

- Croque Monsieur with Etorki and Fried Egg.

 

Happy and Tasty National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

 

Video Recipe: Brie Membrillo and Asian Pear Crostini

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

For those who want to impress their guests with simple and delicious appetizers we are happy to present a fabulous Brie Membrillo & Asian Pear Crostini video recipe!

Chef Jim Piano at Coquette Bistro in Philadelphia offers a step by step guide to make these incredibly delightful French appetizers at home.

The ingredients you need are: Baguette, Container Membrillo (also known as quince paste), Asian Pear and Brie Cheese.

1st step: Take a Baguette, slice it diagonally and grill with olive oil.

2nd step: Spread some Membrillo on one side of each sliced piece of warm grilled baguette.

3rd step: Top the Membrillo with a slice of Brie cheese.

4th step: Finish each Crostini with a crisp piece of Asian pear.

 

Just 4 simple steps + 5 minutes of your time and you are ready to savor these gourmet appetizers!

Bon appétit!

Fruit and Cheese Summer Indulgence

Friday, July 15th, 2011

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The week was hot and the weekend will be even hotter!

Refresh yourself with the combination of summer fruits and gourmet cheese!

Summer-friendly cheeses bring out the natural sweetness of summer fruits such as melons and peaches. Berries are the perfect “summer dress” for a wedge of cool, creamy Ile de France Brie. Fresh or tossed with sugar until syrupy – serve your choice of ripe strawberries, blueberries and raspberries over the Brie for a sweet snack or a dessert. Make sure to use only a thin slice of cheese so as not to overwhelm the taste of the fruit.

For more fruit and cheese pairings check out our Fruit, Cheese and Wine and our Cheese and Grape suggestions.

Summertime is ice cream time

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

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If you’re like most people, you may have never thought about pairing ice cream with cheese. The combination sounds unusual – but is surprisingly delicious. Serving ice cream with cheese is a great way to get your guests talking and trying something new. Since the combination will be a first-time experience for most, it is sure to be a moment of gourmet delight!

Create a mild dessert by pairing brie or camembert with a vanilla or coffee ice cream. If you feel like having a more rich dessert, pair it with chocolate ice cream. The combination of the creaminess of brie or camembert and the cool, refreshing texture of ice cream is a delicious contrast.

You can even go one step further by making your own custom cheese ice cream like our St. André Gelato with plum Beaujolais compote.

If you are not in the mood to experiment, go back to the basics and make one of the more traditional recipes below.

Chocolate-Glazed St. André

Goat and Cream Cheesecake

Creamy Pumpkin Dream Pie