Posts Tagged ‘Goat Cheese’

Our Resident Cheesebuff Talks Goat Cheese (Part 3)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

As we say goodbye to National Goat Cheese Month, we get one last goat cheese Q&A  with our resident #cheesebuff Tom Connin! He shares his Goat Cheese wisdom with us:

IDF: What gives Ile de France Cheese its fresh flavor?

TC: Acidity and tanginess from goat’s milk.

Everyday is National Goat Cheese Month for us!

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#FlavorMeltdown Roasted Acorn Squash & Arugula Salad

Friday, August 29th, 2014

August is almost over and so is national goat cheese month, so we’ve got one more goat cheese themed #FlavorMeltdown, where we share with you the most tempting grilling recipes that call for delicious Brie, Goat cheese, or Roquefort! We love the grilling recipes from Robyn’s blog Grill Grrrl and so we just had to share one more with you: Roasted Acorn Squash & Arugula Salad.

It has a beautiful presentation and is begging to be served at your next outdoor get-together!

Robyn encourages “women to learn to grill as it is a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen.” We’re all for grilling too, so we definitely recommend checking out Robyn on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest as well!

Happy grilling!

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Our Resident Cheesebuff Talks Goat Cheese (Part 2)

Monday, August 25th, 2014

August is National Goat Cheese Month and what better way to celebrate than with our resident #cheesebuff Tom Connin! He shares his Goat Cheese wisdom in honor of  this glorious month.

IDF: What are a couple unique ways to serve goat cheese?

TC: Stuff piquillo peppers with chevre / make chocolate truffles using chevre.

Something to try- chocolate and cheese! Thanks for the tip Chef Tom!

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#FlavorMeltdown: Turkey Burgers with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

All month long is National Goat Cheese Month, which is perfect for #FlavorMeltdown! We’ve been sharing the most tempting grilling recipes from our favorite bloggers that call for delicious Brie or Goat cheese!

We return to Anna and Lisa from their blog Garnish With Lemon for another scrumptious #FlavorMeltdown recipe. Their recipe for a Turkey Burger with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is as simple as it is gourmet and artisan. It’s the little touches they’ve added to a standard crowd-pleaser that make all the difference. Give this recipe a try and browse Anna and Lisa on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest!

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Our Resident Cheesebuff Talks Goat Cheese

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

August is National Goat Cheese Month and what better way to celebrate than with our resident #cheesebuff Tom Connin! He shares his Goat Cheese wisdom in honor of  this glorious month.

IDF: What is your absolute favorite way to eat it?

TC: Usually eat it cold on salads but also like it as ingredient in mashed potatoes or polenta.

There you have it- a special secret ingredient that you could add to your favorite dishes, courtesy of our #cheesebuff

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#FlavorMeltdown Grilled Vidalia Onion, Goat Cheese and Arugula Flatbread Pizza

Friday, August 15th, 2014

In case you haven’t already heard, August is national goat cheese month! We’re back with another goat cheese themed #FlavorMeltdown where we share with you the most creative and flavorful grilling recipes that call for delicious Brie or Goat cheese! Our next recipe is from Robyn of Grill Grrrl: Grilled Vidalia Onion, Goat Cheese and Arugula Flatbread Pizza.

This recipe is for pizza lovers who have a gourmet palette but want something simple yet creative.

Robyn encourages “women to learn to grill as it is a great way to create healthy, flavorful dishes without all the fuss and clean up in the kitchen.” We’re all for grilling!

Keep up with Robyn onFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest!

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#FlavorMeltdown Red Wine Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

August is one of our favorite months because… it’s national goat cheese month! We’re combining 2 awesome things: goat cheese and outdoor grilling to give you #FlavorMeltdown goat cheese edition! Through the end of summer, we’ll be sharing with you the most tempting grilling recipes that call for delicious Brie or Goat cheese! We’re doing all goat cheese features this month, starting with this recipe from Courtney of Neighborfood Blog: Red Wine Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese.

This amazing recipe is a foodie’s answer to a time-tested favorite. A few key ingredients are what makes this creation stand apart.

Courtney asserts that food tastes better when it’s shared and we couldn’t agree more! Find more of her creations at

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

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#FlavorMeltdown – Grilled Peppers with Goat Cheese

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Did you know that July is national grilling month? Outdoor grilling is a great summer activity that combines sunny weather and great FOOD! We know how mouth watering melted cheese is, so excuse us while we have a #FlavorMeltdown! Through the end of summer, we’ll be sharing with you the most tempting grilling recipes that call for delicious Brie, Roquefort, or Goat cheese!

Our first #FlavorMeltdown recipe is from Anna and Lisa of the food blog, Garnish With a Lemon. They’ve got a simple, yet savory grilled peppers with goat cheese recipe that is perfect for snacking or served as an appetizer.

The grilled peppers provide a char flavor and a little snap, while the Goat Cheese provides a melty, tangy contrast.

Check out the recipe here!

Keep up with Anna and Lisa (who loves her goat cheese)

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest!

 

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We All Scream for (Cheese) Ice Cream!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The dog days of summer are here and we’ve got some gourmet new recipes to help beat the heat.

Cheese and Ice cream make a surprisingly satisfying and refreshing combo, and we’re sharing some awesome recipes! Adding gourmet French fromage like brie, Camembert, and goat cheese to your plain ice cream can really elevate the flavor and texture, giving new life to a classic treat. Make sure to check our cheese ice cream recipes and tips for a gourmet spin on a summer fave!

 

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Salad Saturdays: August is National Goat Cheese Month

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

As you may or may not know, August is National Goat Cheese month and what better way to observe such a fine event than to indulge in some rich, creamy Goat Cheese! One of the more versatile cheeses around, goat cheese paired with salads is the most healthy, summery way to enjoy! This Salad Saturday, our cheese and salad pairing is courtesy of Dina, a registered dietitian who loves helping people improve their overall health through her passion- preventative nutrition! You can read about Dina’s nutrition and healthy food tips on her blog nutritiousfeast.com.

Dina recently made her favorite salad and shares some photos with us!
Dina's Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad

Dina’s Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad Ingredients

“This is a quick and easy salad full of antioxidants to celebrate the summer harvest. I used baby spinach, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts and goat cheese. Goat cheese is a little salty and tangy with a wonderful rich texture. I love this salad because it has the perfect combination of sweet and salty. I decided to add blueberries at the end to add an extra burst of vitamin C, A and fiber.”

Dina's Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad

Dina’s Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad

Dina’s choice of dressing for this salad was fat free strawberry balsamic dressing, or another option she recommends is raspberry vinaigrette. She loves making that salad all the time, and switches it up by changing the nuts and fruits, and sometimes adds chicken! “It’s so perfect for a hot summer day.”
For more of Dina’s food tips:

Follow Dina on twitter @DinaJ
Find her on Facebook: Nutritious Feast
And check out her Nutrition blog: www.NutritiousFeast.com
Happy National Goat Cheese Month!