Posts Tagged ‘gourmet’

Cheese around the web

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

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Join us each week for a look at the latest gourmet cheese news from across the web! This week; summer dipping, cheese as a bestseller and a wine weekend.

- Cheese Sells via navytimes.com Cheese overtakes cigarettes as No.1 seller in commissaries

- Summer Dipping via foxnews.com Check out these tips for fresh summer dips.

- Mandalay Bay Wine Weekend via travelweekly.com Third Annual Aureole Las Vegas Wine Weekend with Cheese Tasting.

Cheese around the web

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

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Join us each week for a look at the latest gourmet cheese news from across the web! This week; cheese making in Belize, grilled cheese ideas, blue cheese ice cream and a picnic excursion.

- Making cheese in Belize via chesmakinghelp.blogspot.com Kathleen and Andrzej are living their cheese making dream in Central America.

- Gourmet Grilled Cheese Ideas via marcussamuelsson.com Check out these great grilled cheese idea for a real gourmet delight.

- Blue Cheese Ice Cream via carollgardens.patch.com If you are sick of usual ice cream flavors like vanilla, chocolate or strawberry, you should give this custom-made flavors a try.

- Independence Day Picnic via naplesnews.com What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence on the Fourth of July than a picnic?

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.

The Cheese Experiment

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

On June 5th the Cheese Experiment will take place at World Café in Philadelphia!

The cook-off is hosted by Nick Suarez and Theo Peck and involves Philly’s finest amateur chefs. Suarez and Peck are former competitors at several food contests, which teamed up to launch the Brooklyn Food Experiment.

The Cheese Experiment is part of their project and will include a broad range of dishes, from savory to healthy. The goal is to explore and maybe exceed the culinary boundaries of cheese. It’s everything about cheese, from grilled cheese over cheese pie and cheese puff to mac n’ cheese!

Anyone can compete, attend and of course – WIN! So, take part in this culinary event and win cash-prizes and a trip to Brooklyn in order to compete in the National cook-off title at Brooklyn Brewery.

Learn more about the Cheese Experiment on there webside!

The Grilled Cheese Bus – Powered by Community, Fueled by YUM!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

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The Grilled Cheese Bus is a socially driven project in North Carolina to promote community activism with youth and working students who are most impacted by social injustice. The founder of the project converted a school bus into a driving snack bar that serves grilled cheese sandwiches with a dip of tomato soup!

The young participants will earn a solid wage, develop job skills, learn entrepreneurial principals and get involved in marketing, menu and staffing decisions related to the bus.

Through a Kickstarter campaign, the group has been fundraising for months to acquire financial donations and community support! As soon as the bus is profitable, donations will be made to community projects that improve the planet and work for equity and justice.

By the way, the bus will be locatable via GPS soon! So, stop by for a social gourmet delight!

Learn more about this valuable project! Enter the Grilled Cheese Bus side!

Check out our Grilled Cheese Recipes to make your own sandwich! For example the delicious Grilled Bacon & Brie Sandwich!

Make a Gourmet Cheesecake for Mother’s Day!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

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Having guests on Mother’s Day?

Cheesecakes are popular, but pretty common – so, why don’t you make it the gourmet way and surprise your family with one of our special recipes!

To create a perfect gourmet cheesecake, pay attention to these tips:

–       Only use cheese and eggs at room temperature!

–       To create a smooth texture, mix ingredients in a blender of 12 seconds!

–       To keep the cheesecake from falling apart, don’t open the oven door for the first 30  minutes of baking!

–       When it’s done baking, let the cheesecake cool in the oven with the door open – it will be especially firm!

Here are some delicious gourmet recipes:

Ile de France Goat and Cream Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake with Boursault Cheese

White Chocolate Brie Cheesecake

Easy Gourmet Cheesecake

Sneak Peak: April on Ile de France

Friday, March 19th, 2010
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The temperatures are rising and the sun is out longer and these welcome developments signal another important aspect of Spring: Switching up your cuisine to light, delicious and colorful dishes!

Soon the craving for hearty meals will be replaced by an itch for more elegant eats. In April, we’ll be adding new ideas and recipes for Dessert verrines, offering tips on what cheeses to savor along with a very famous carbonated wine, and will be unveiling our brand new recipe contest, which will feature a new twist and more prizes than ever!

Stayed tuned to the Cheese Lover’s Blog and IledefranceCheese.com for all the details and enjoy your (hopefully) nice weather this weekend!