Posts Tagged ‘Father’s Day’

It’s time for a picnic!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

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Long days, warm weather & lush scenery – the summer is here!
So, don’t be a couch potato! Replace your television with the beautiful scenery waiting for you outside.

This Sunday is Father’s Day, which you probably spend with your family! Instead of going to a restaurant you could do something different this time. Pack the cheese and head outside for a family picnic. The weather is perfect – parks, gardens & lakes allow you to have a real outdoor adventure with your family.

There are basically two things you need to have for a great picnic.

1. Have the right food!
Picnic food should be easy to pack, prepare and eat! Bring only portable snacks and courses like sausages, cut vegetables, fruits and of course – cheese!
Find picnic food ideas for salads, appetizers, main courses and desserts on our special site!
Don’t forget the wine! On a warm day, there’s no better way to enjoy your picnic food than with a fresh and crisp white wine.

2. Have the right gear!
Tablecloths, coolers, disposable serving ware, napkins, trash bags, sunscreen and bug spray are picnic essentials. Bring frisbees and balls to keep kids busy! And don’t forget the camera to record this unforgettable family day!

Have a cheese-loving dad?

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

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Father’s Day coming closer – do you know what to get for your dad?

If you’re dad loves cheese, a gourmet cheese basket will be the perfect gift. To make the perfect gift basket, we’ve collected some tips for you:

Create variety: You should choose from your dad’s favorite cheeses! Don’t pick a cheese twice – you can easily add further variation by including cheeses with different texture and from different milk types: goat, cow and sheep’s.

Choose the right size: Gift baskets look best if they are overflowing.

Pick matching accompaniments: Cheese can be enjoyed with a variety of food & beverages! Pick a bottle of your dad’s favorite beer or wine and add some crackers, baguettes, fruits, preserves or sausages! It’s best to pick the same number of accompaniments as cheeses.

Follow these tips and your cheese basket gift is sure to be a hit with dad.

Cheese around the web

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

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Join us each week for a look at the latest gourmet cheese news from across the web! This week; a wine trail, cheese course essentials, Father’s Day cheese treat and frozen gourmet food.

- The Mountain Road Wine Experience via mountainroadwineexperience.com Take this wine & cheese trail for your gourmet indulgence.

- Cheese Course Essentials via centsationalgirl.com Learn more about the secrets to serving a perfect cheese course.

- Beer, Cheese and Chocolate on Father’s Day via aboutmyarea.co.uk Bring Dad along to sample beer, cheese and chocolate at Calke for a father’s Day treat.

- N-ICE Frozen Gourmet Food via eatoutmagazine.co.uk From herbs to steak and legs of lamb – everything served within this gourmet restaurant will be frozen