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!
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Today is National Cheese Day! The perfect day to eat, cook with or discuss your favorite cheeses! To celebrate National Cheese Day the right way check out some of our best recipes featuring different fromages!
What cheese are YOU having today?
There’s no reason to serve a boring sandwich at your next dinner party – simply adding some gourmet cheese can take a simple sandwich recipe to a whole new culinary level. Don’t believe? Check out our amazingly delicious Sandwich with Goat cheese, Fois Gras and Raspberry Sauce recipe prepared by Jerome Cormouls at Provence Grill, Miami, Florida. Click on any picture to watch the video!
To make this gourmet sandwich you need:
a loaf of walnut bread,
a raw duck foie gras,
a raspberry sauce or jam,
delicious goat cheese, of course,
mache salad, pepper blend and salt seasoning, a few fresh berries, fig vinegar and virgin olive oil.
Start out by cutting 2 slices (1/2 inch) out of the loaf and toast them.
After that in a medium non-stick pan over high heat, sear the foie gras 40 seconds each side. Reserve them on a plate with paper towel, season with salt and pepper.
Spread one slice of toasted bread with goat cheese, the other one with the raspberry sauce.
Then add the foie gras and close the sandwich.
Serve the sandwich on a plate with the garnish salad with fresh berries.
Note: As you prepare your salad, keep the sandwich in the oven to serve it warm.
The season of cool, natural and light snacks is upon us. Nothing could be better than the gourmet combination of ripe, sweet fruits with cheese on a spring sunny day!
“Pair cheese and fruit for a healthy snack or easy appetizer when entertaining!” says cheese lover Nadia Muna Gil in her Cheesaholics Anonymous blog. “The salt in the cheese” – she continues - “is balanced by the sweet in the fruit, and the crunch of the fruit contrasts the suppleness of the cheese. In short, your salivary glands will think they died and went to heaven.”
We couldn’t agree more!
What is your favorite fruit and cheese pairing? If you still need some delicious inspiration check out our amazingly delightful pairing ideas for your seasonal savoring:
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!
Attention Goat cheese Lovers! Chef Cary Neff at Coquette Bistro in Philadelphia makes a delicious salad – Goat Cheese Radicchio and Bacon Gratin!
The ingredients you need are bacon, balsamic vinegar, tamari or soy sauce, olive oil, extra virgin olive oil, tarragon leaves – and Goat cheese, of course!
Start out by cooking the bacon in a large sauté pan over medium heat until crisp.
After that, in a large mixing bowl, combine the vinegar, soy, tarragon, salt and pepper. Whisk in both olive oils.
Add the radicchio leaves to the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Transfer leaves to a large baking dish. Sprinkle the raddichio with the bacon, then cover with the Goat cheese.
Broil until the radicchio is wilted and the cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes.
Serve as a side dish with meat, fish or chicken
To see the whole video click on any of the pictures!
Nothing could be better than salad with cheese, especially if it’s Goat Cheese! Chef Jim Piano from Chick’s Cafe in Philadelphia makes a simple, yet savory and gourmet Pear and Almond Salad with Goat Cheese.
Start out by cooking a vinaigrette.
In a blender chop the roasted shallot and pear then add Dijon mustard and sherry vinegar. Slowly add the oil in a stream while blender is running.
Season with salt and pepper up to your taste!
Next step is serving the salad! In a large bowl toss the greens and pears with enough dressing to coat the leaves. Plate the greens and top with the toasted almonds. Crumble approximately a 1/4 of the goat cheese log onto each serving plate.
Today we’re happy to present you another recipe from our video collection. So if you are keen to treat your friends or family with some amazing dessert please take a look at this delightful Tangy Goat Cheese with Mango Chausson recipe prepared by Chef Philippe at Brasserie Julien in New York City.
Start out by cooking a Sweet-Sour Mango dressing.
Chop the shallot and sauté with coriander seeds and honey until lightly caramelized. Add some vinegar. Once evaporated, add some black pepper and finely chopped mango slices and cilantro. Mix well on the stove, but don’t cook any further.
Now it’s time to make the main and the most simple part of the dish – Chaussson. All you need are one mango, Goat cheese and phyllo dough.
So take 2 layers of the pastry. Brush each layer lightly with melted butter and fold in half. Place the sliced mango on the phyllo dough, atop it with goat cheese slices (1 or 2 slices), then cover with another layer of mango, fold up the corners, while brushing with butter, and once the pockets are shaped brush lightly again on top with butter.
Warm up the frying pan and place in the goat cheese chaussons, face down, until brown on one side, then turn over.
Serve on a bed of lettuce with the mango dressing on top.
Did you know today is International Pancake Day?
What could be better then having hot and flavorful pancakes for breakfast? Soft and fluffy yet a bit crispy pancakes are delicious with many toppings – including cheese!
Try our Asparagus Pancakes with Fresh Goat Cheese. Light and healthy, this recipe undoubtedly will impress even the pickiest foodies at your party!
Have a tasty Pancake Day Cheese Lovers!
Join us each week for a look at the latest cheese news from across the web!
This week: “Drunken” Goat Grilled Cheese; Cheese of Kings; Baked Brie Cheese
- Drunken Goat Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tapenade Recipe via cheese.about.com – Drunken Goat is a Spanish cheese that is soaked in wine during the cheesemaking process. It is a really popular cheese, partially because of the catchy name but also because the flavor is a real crowd pleaser.
- Brie, cheese of kings via world-food-and-wine.com – Taking its name from the region from which it originates, this soft, yellow-white cheese is rightly called the Cheese of Kings anywhere.
- The best baked Brie cheese recipe you will ever make via examiner . com – It’s a simple appetizer that will wow all of your guests with its flavor.