Posts Tagged ‘chevre’

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.)

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!

Happy National Cheese Ball Day!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Did you know today is National Cheese ball Day! Cheese balls are the perfect item to serve as a snack or appetizer at any party! They can be prepared in just a few minutes as a snack or whenever an unexpected guest drops in.

Gourmet cheese balls can be made with softened cheese decorated with nuts, spices and herbs. This type of cheese ball is usually served as a dip.

So let’s celebrate Cheese Ball Day by making these delightfully gourmet and simple cheese balls and sharing them with family or friends! Serve with crackers, crusty bread and veggie sticks!

- Chicken & Goat Cheese Ball;

-Chèvre Mini Boules.