Posts Tagged ‘Cheese recipes’

Introducing Salad Saturdays!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

 

Summertime eating is all about freshness – and what’s fresher than salad? But vegetables alone can only deliver so much flavor. So how can we turn nutritiously green salads into zesty treats? Cheese, of course! That’s why we’re introducing Salad Saturdays! All summer long, we’ll be highlighting the many ways foodies enliven fresh salads with French cheeses.

First up, food blogger Caroline Edwards @chocandcarrots who shares with us this delectable salad idea:

“Warm, fried goat cheese balls are my absolute favorite salad toppers. Pair the salad with a balsamic vinaigrette, apples or pears, candied walnuts and the goat cheese balls. Salad heaven!”

Read about her other yummy recipes on her blog: chocolateandcarrots.com, where you can find more of her fabulous salads!

Feel free to comment on this post if you would like to have your salad and cheese pairing featured in future posts!

Some salad recipes from chocolateandcarrots.com

Some salad recipes from chocolateandcarrots.com

Stressed Out? Try Some Desserts!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coincidentally enough, ‘Stressed’ spelled backwards becomes ‘Desserts’. So if you’re feeling stressed, why not take it as a sign to indulge on some deliciously sweet treats! We love talking about the scrumptious dessert recipes that are even more flavorful just because it is made with Ile de France Cheese. Try our Ile de France Goat and Cream Cheesecake, our Strawberry Chipotle Brie en Croute or our Amaretto & Goat Cheese Stuffed Pears for a cheesy and sweet twist!

January 20th is National Cheese Lovers Day!

Friday, January 20th, 2012

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Talking about favorite foods, does your list include Macaroni and Cheese, Grilled Cheese sandwiches, Cheesy Potatoes, Cheesecakes, Cheese Fondue and other cheesy dishes? If so, National Cheese Lovers Day is truly in your holiday!

There’s no wonder cheese has got its own special day! Adding just a bit of your favorite cheese to any dish can easily bring it to a more flavorful and gourmet level! Moreover cheese has many healthy benefits: it’s a great source of calcium, protein, vitamins  and not only.

To create your festival cheese dinner in celebration of National Cheese Day check out these fabulous recipes!

Winter Fruit Compote with Honey-Whipped Goat Cheese Crème,

Comforting Lentil & Etorki Casserole,

Slow-Cooker Turkey in Creamy Brie Tarragon Sauce and of course

Goat Cream Cheesecake for dessert!

Or tell us about your favorite ways to enjoy cheese and Happy National Cheese Day Cheese Lovers!

Cheese Crepes from Versailles Video Recipe

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

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Our newest video recipe (click the image above to watch it!) was filmed at Versailles, a bistro and patisserie, located in Greenwich, Connecticut that’s been a landmark for almost 30 years.

A recent New York Times review awarded Versailles with its highest rating by describing it as “authentic,” and “exquisite”. Versailles offers a menu of classic bistro food as well as their own fresh organic creations and fine French pastries for your special occasions and events.

The restaurant is famous for its crepes, which can be served for breakfast, lunch, dessert or just a gourmet snack! A traditional French dish, crepes are very flavorful yet gentle and light. Crepes can be made at home and are easier to make than you might think. Check out the video of Versailles’s chef, who shows the step by step details of how to cook this delightful French recipe. For more gourmet cheesy crepes please take a look at our fabulous recipes:

Crêpes with Red Pepper and Le Coutances;
Crepe with Brie and Caramelized Onions;
Rolled Spinach Crepes with St. Agur Cheese and Walnuts;
Savory Mushroom and Goat Cheese Crepes with Balsamic Reduction.

Anne’s Grilled Fol Epi Sandwich

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

About six months ago I learned that one of my great-grandfathers was a cheese maker. I was thrilled at this information for obvious reasons, the least of which is my love of cheese. I’ve tried so many types of cheese, some memorable and others not so, but I rarely find a cheese that I dislike. Ile De France produces many of my favorite French cheeses and I’m always happy to try new ones.

French cheeses are so different in nature than others and I find that each has a quality to it that pairs well with certain foods; sort of like I fine wine. Fol Epi is a cheese with a distinctive flavor likened to Emmental. Nutty and smooth, it doesn’t have quite the bite that a Swiss would have and is milder in flavor, but equally delicious.

My favorite grilling cheese is of the Swiss variety, so I knew exactly what would become of this lovely sampling. The sandwich was so good, and the flavor of the cheese so mild, that my 3 year-old daughter couldn’t get enough … thankfully the other kids were out for the day.

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The Fol Epi Grilled Sandwich
Serves 1

2 teaspoons grainy brown mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1 Naan bread
4 ounces smoked turkey breast slices
1 ounce sliced Ile De France Fol Epi cheese
red pepper slices
tomato slices
leaf lettuce

1. Slice Naan in half crosswise. Spread both halves with mustard and honey on one side only.
2. Layer one side with turkey, red pepper and cheese. Top with other half.
3. Cook in a non-stick grill pan, flipping once, until cheese is melted – about 3 -4 minutes.
4. Carefully remove one half and top with tomatoes and lettuce – replace top and serve.