Posts Tagged ‘Cheese’

Celebrate the Holidays with a Fondue Party!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

With winter coming up and the holidays approaching, we recommend breaking out that dusty fondue set for some good old-fashioned fondue party! Chocolate fondue with assorted fresh fruits is great, but serving gourmet cheese fondue will certainly satisfy the cheese lovers while creating a truly rich and flavorful experience.

Give your holiday fondue party a twist by trying this Comté Fondue recipe and adding Sauvignon blanc as your choice of dry white wine. And if you’ve never hosted a fondue party before, check out our Full Fondue Guide. Enjoy!

Grilled Cheese & Hot Cocoa?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy hot meals and beverages. Two of our favorite foods for the cooler temperatures that come with the autumn season are Ile de France Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and hot chocolate! So why not pair them together to make a hot meal?

After all, they are both creamy and the sweetness of the hot cocoa boasts an excellent contrast to the savory flavor of a grilled cheese sandwich. Feel free to also check out these 40 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes from BuzzFeed Food to get you started!

Words of A Cheese Lover

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Food for thought! Did you know that goat’s milk cheese, which we now call “chèvre,” was considered the “poor man’s cheese?” According to Nancy Carr, those who couldn’t afford cows, or did not have open grazing land, could often raise goats instead and make goat cheese. This was taken from Nancy Carr’s article on the Auburn Pub that spoke of her passion for cheese and how she likes to enjoy it during the fall season!

Bacon cheeseburger sets world record!

Friday, September 7th, 2012

 

About a week ago in CARLTON a Minnesota casino set a world record! It cooked up a world-record bacon cheeseburger that was 10 feet in diameter and weighed more than a ton.

Guinness Records representative Philip Robertson verified the record for biggest burger and said that the burger “actually tastes really good”. By the way the previous mark was a mere 881 pounds, 13 ounces.

The ingredients of winning Black Bear’s burger were: 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese. Read more…

For those who prefer smaller, yet incredibly delicious burgers check out our undoubtedly stunning cheeseburger recipes and try burgers with brie cheese, blue cheese and more!

Bon appetit!

Delicious and Cheesy French Fries

Friday, July 27th, 2012

French fries are one of the most popular comfort foods in the U.S. They’re often seasoned with different ingredients and toppings – including cheese! It’s not surprising that Cheese French fries recipes can be found on restaurant menus all over the country. In fact, a recent article at Foxnews.com lists the most outrageous gourmet cheesy French fries America.

French fries with cheese can be easily prepared at home, too. Traditionally it involves two steps of preparation: preparing the fries and preparing the cheesy sauce of course. Here’s a great example: Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce recipe at “Pinch of yum.”

By the way, French fries isn’t the only comfort food that can be made with cheese! French Toast, Macaroni and Cheese, Omelettes or Quiche Lorraine, Soups and Gratin, Cheesecake and more can all be even more delightful and stunning with cheese!

How to eat stinky cheeses without getting bad breath

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t eat cheese, especially in the United States. Think of common favorite foods: pizza, macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches and even classic salads all feature cheese. However, eating some cheeses can sometimes come with a price: bad breath.

A recent article at TheraBreath.com provides great rules for eating cheese and avoiding halitosis (bad breath). Follow Harold Katz’s advice and always keep your breath fresh no matter how stinky you favorite cheese is!

Fro example, main rule is simply using a breath freshening product after eating. The two best tools for the job are: an oxygenating toothpaste, which banishes bacteria or an alcohol-free mouthwash, which can flush away proteins and odor compounds.

So now that we’ve eliminated bad breath, let’s remember all the health benefits of eating cheese! Check out our health topics:

Calcium and other benefits of cheese

Vitamins in cheese

Cheese helps fight tooth decay

2012 Springlicious Recipe Contest

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Attention Cheese Lovers

Let’s savor the refreshing flavors of Spring along with our Springlicious Recipe Contest!

All you need is to create an original recipe featuring Ile de France Brie, Camembert, Goat Cheese, Roquefort, St. André or St. Agur and to send the ingredients, instructions and pictures or video to: contest@iledefrancecheese.com

We’re awarding the best spring recipes with cash and fabulous gourmet prizes from Boska Holland!

Check out our nominations and awesome prizes below:

Grand prize: $600

2nd Place: $300

Runner Up: $150

Best Presentation: Cheese dome serving set

Most creative use of cheese: Fondue set

Top Appetizer: Boska Holland Barbeclette

Top Entrée: Boska Holland Barbeclette

Top Dessert: Boska Holland Barbeclette

For more information please click here.

We look forward to seeing your fabulous recipes! GOOD LUCK!

Cheese And Teeth

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Cheese is not only good for the taste buds, it’s also good for dental health – especially childrens, according to dentists like Tiny Tooth in Las Vegas.

“Every parent worries about what their kids eat. What’s good for them? What tastes good, but will create problems for their teeth and overall health? How much is too much? Especially when you hear on the news nearly every day that what was good for you yesterday is bad for you today, how can you be sure you’re giving your child the best and most healthy snack possible? It’s enough to drive anyone just a little crazy, trying to be sure you’re giving your kids the right things!

The good news is, cheese is one snack you can feel good about giving your kids! Most kids love cheese, and it’s one of the healthiest snacks you can give your kids. Your children’s dentist Las Vegas parents trust can tell you that cheese is an excellent snack for kids’ teeth. Not only does cheese contain lots of calcium for healthy teeth and bones, but cheese is also great for preventing cavities!” Read more...

So the conclusion is eating cheese coats the teeth with calcium that helps protect them against caries, or cavities. Eating just one cube of cheese can increase plaque-calcium concentration by up to 112%, helping to harden teeth and discourage softening which leads to cavities. It appears that cheese – whether cooked or uncooked – also prevents demineralization and, at the same time, encourages remineralization of teeth.

Eat cheese and be healthy!

By the way cheese is good not only for our teeth, it has a lot of other health benefits:

Calcium and other benefits!

Vitamins in cheese!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day Cheese Lovers!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Today is a Valentine’s Day!

So why not express your love of cheese by featuring different cheeses at each stage of your Valentine’s celebration: in a salad, main course, and dessert!

Interested? Check out our Valentine’s with Cheese tips and learn how to make a true cheese lover’s romantic dinner!

Happy Valentine’s Day Cheese Lovers!

Life is Great; Cheese Makes It Better

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

pairing-picwellness2

Cheese shop mystery series writer Avery Aames adores cheese, and recently has discovered just how many other people share her feelings.

“Before writing A Cheese Shop Mystery series, I didn’t know how much I loved cheese. I had tasted the typical cheeses—Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Swiss—but I had never paid attention to exotic cheeses or cheeses that I thought were exotic.

A few months ago, I wrote “Life is great; cheese makes it better” in one of my newsletters. And suddenly people are tweeting the saying and posting it on websites. Why did I write it? For a variety of reasons… ”

For the full story about Avery Aames and her endless love go to this BlogHer article – and check out some of her books, like Clobbered by Camembert!