Posts Tagged ‘Guest blogger’

Introducing our 1st Guest Blogger. . . Anne Coleman!

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The Cheese Lover’s Blog is proud to present our new guest blogger program, where we will feature the delicious recipes and pictures of selected bloggers with a taste for French Fromage!

First up is Anne Coleman.
mail Anne is a trained chef, food writer, food photographer and recipe developer. She is the mother of 7 children and resides in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. In addition to her own blog, Cooking with Anne, she also writes A Thousand Soups and is a recipe developer and contributor at Disney’s Family.com and staff writer for Half Hour Meals.

How long have you been cooking and when / why did you develop a passion for food?

I’ve been cooking since I was very young – or at least trying to – and studied culinary arts when my two oldest children were 3 and 1. I graduated in 1994 and have been in the food industry in one way or another since then. To me food and family are nearly synonymous, it’s hard to have one without the other!

What do you like about French cheese?

French cheeses are so much more varied than people think, and each has a smoothness in flavor that isn’t as evident in other cheeses.

Favorite thing to serve at a party or family gathering?

I serve what I like and share it with others. You can’t go wrong with a favorite of your own, and people love to hear stories about food. I adore goat cheese and tapenade and try to turn everyone on to it. So far my kids are in love with it and sometimes I have to hide my portion!

Anne’s Grilled Fol Epi Sandwich

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

About six months ago I learned that one of my great-grandfathers was a cheese maker. I was thrilled at this information for obvious reasons, the least of which is my love of cheese. I’ve tried so many types of cheese, some memorable and others not so, but I rarely find a cheese that I dislike. Ile De France produces many of my favorite French cheeses and I’m always happy to try new ones.

French cheeses are so different in nature than others and I find that each has a quality to it that pairs well with certain foods; sort of like I fine wine. Fol Epi is a cheese with a distinctive flavor likened to Emmental. Nutty and smooth, it doesn’t have quite the bite that a Swiss would have and is milder in flavor, but equally delicious.

My favorite grilling cheese is of the Swiss variety, so I knew exactly what would become of this lovely sampling. The sandwich was so good, and the flavor of the cheese so mild, that my 3 year-old daughter couldn’t get enough … thankfully the other kids were out for the day.

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The Fol Epi Grilled Sandwich
Serves 1

2 teaspoons grainy brown mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1 Naan bread
4 ounces smoked turkey breast slices
1 ounce sliced Ile De France Fol Epi cheese
red pepper slices
tomato slices
leaf lettuce

1. Slice Naan in half crosswise. Spread both halves with mustard and honey on one side only.
2. Layer one side with turkey, red pepper and cheese. Top with other half.
3. Cook in a non-stick grill pan, flipping once, until cheese is melted – about 3 -4 minutes.
4. Carefully remove one half and top with tomatoes and lettuce – replace top and serve.