Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Laura Werlin: Life with Cheese

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Laura Werlin is one of the cheese world’s favorite writers. She is the award-winning author of five books on the subject, is a sought-after speaker and spokesperson for consumer and trade organizations, and is a frequent television and radio guest. Her sixth book “Mac & Cheese, Please!” will be released at the end of the year. Also Werlin is an instructor at The Cheese School of San Francisco, and will start teaching an American cheese class there on October 9th.

Are you curious to know how exactly she got into working full-time with cheese? Check out this interview she did with Bay Area Bites to learn more about Laura Werlin, some of her daily routines, books and traveling. Click on her picture to visit her website!

For those who got hungry reading this post, here are some easy yet delicious grilled cheese recipes from Ile de France!

Bon appetit



Gertrude is a Cheese Loving Blogger!

Monday, October 4th, 2010


Gertrude’s blog – My Kitchen Snippets – is full of delicious recipes. She indulges in Asian, Western and North/South American cooking and lives in the Suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband.

“I love the creativity of every culture when it comes to food and cooking, and I love applying those elements to my recipes in a variety of styles, they just create a mix of international flavors,” she said.

Look for her recipes soon on the Cheese Lover’s Blog!

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

I’ve been cooking ever since I was a young teenager and I have never stopped. It was important in my family, and in my culture, to share a good meal with family and friends, as well as the ritual of cooking. I’m a Chinese, born and raised in Malaysia. In my culture we believe that good food is good for the heart, soul and brings people of all diversity and family together. I’ve been in the States for a number of years now, married to an Argentine-American that has added a number of Western and Italian-Argentinean dishes to my ever grown cooking repertory. And so I’ve been delighted to share some of my Asian recipes, as well as Western and South American recipes with a wide audience across the world.

What do you like about French Cheese?

French cheese are produced in a large variety and flavors. They are ideal for me to use in dishes as well as being served them with fruits as after dinner desserts or even in hors d’oeuvres. One can never have enough of cheese especially my husband.

Favorite thing to serve at a party or family gathering?

Natasha is a Five Star Foodie

Friday, September 17th, 2010


Natasha’s our latest guest blogger! She blogs at Five Star Foodie.

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

I have always enjoyed the creative process of inventing something new and different in the kitchen. More recently, I’ve begun an adventure, exploring the cuisine available in some of the best restaurants in the United States and around the world. The more innovative the food, the more I am inspired to innovate at home for my two most appreciative “customers” – my husband and my daughter.

What do you like about French cheese?

The versatility of it – French cheese is always excellent to eat by itself or with fresh bread and it’s excellent to cook with.

Favorite thing to serve at a party or family gathering?

The latest favorite appetizer that I have made is a brioche toast with sauteed mushrooms and onions with Brie melted over the top. It is easy to make and definitely popular at parties!

Check back for Natasha’s recipe!

Meet Guest Blogger Jane

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010


Jane Lim blogs at Little Corner of Mine

How long have you been cooking and when / why did you develop a passion for food?
I started cooking when I was in college. First, I cooked in order to save cost and then I cooked because I missed Malaysian food. Malaysian food was hard to come by in a small town in American, so in order to satisfy that craving, I had to pick up my knife and apron. I developed a passion for food when I learned that with my both hands I could create a delicious and healthy meal for my friends and family. The smile, compliment and satisfaction on their faces said it all.

What do you like about French cheese?

I like that it is smooth and creamy in texture of and yet rich in flavor.

Favorite thing to serve at a party or family gathering?
I love to serve a mix of American and Malaysian food. It is a great way to introduce Malaysian cuisine to our fellow friends here. Sometimes I would combine the two and make a fusion food such as my Brie Tuna Wontan. This is a great appetizer to serve at a party.

New Guest Blogger – Meet Monique!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010


Monique Rodriguez blog is called I Are the Food Snob check back later this week for her original recipe featuring Ile de France Cheese!

A little about me:
Im a single gal living in Queens. I developed a love for food at a young age and started a cookbook collection that has since led to an obsession with dinner parties. After spending hours of my day searching for new and interesting food blogs to read, I decided to start my own so I could document all my fun adventures that revovle around food. As for my training, i have only taken a class on sushi making and one on cake decorating. My life long dream is to go to Culinary school… and for my dog to learn how to wash dishes.

How long have you been cooking and when / why did you develop a passion for food?
I can remember way back to when I was about 5 or 6 and mom would be in the kitchen making dinner. I would sit by the entry way and watch her as she added spices, basted, and stirred with such fascination. And when she saw my interest she put me to work. I was her best cheese grater for her baked ziti and macaroni and cheese. When I was 8, I made my first batch of pancakes. They were the ugliest pancakes in the history of food but I was proud of them! And by the time I was 16 I was hosting weekend dinner parties for all of my friends.
I love how food brings people together. I also love making it my own. I have always had a fascination with art and find that food is a great medium.

The Cookin’ Canuck is back!

Thursday, August 12th, 2010


The newest guest blogger – Dara Michalski – used some of the cheese she won in our recent recipe contest to make the fabulous grilled zucchini rolls you see in the below post.

For more info on Dara, check out the interview she did after winning the Springlicious recipe contest!

And don’t forget Dara blogs as the Cookin’ Canuck!


Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Introducing the Cheese Lover’s Blog’s 3rd Guest Blogger Katie Rice!

guest blogger katie

Katie is an old friend of Ile de France. She’s won recipe contests and been featured on the main Ile de France site. She lives in the Suburbs of Chicago.

“I love the diversity that the city and its people offer and love trying new food. I feel very fortunate to be able to buy great ingredients and have lots of great food at (my) fingertips. I love what cooking represents, its not only an art form but it shows people you care (about) and love them. If you take the time to make some one a meal or bring them a treat, it shows them you care and that you took time out of your day to do that for them. It makes people feel special and for me that is the greatest reward, the look on someone’s face when you give them a dozen cookies or after the first bite of a home cooked meal.”

CLB: How long have you been cooking and when / why did you develop a passion for food?
I have been cooking as long as I can remember. It was really important to my mom to have us know how to cook and understand and learn about food at an early age. Cooking is a form of expression, its an art and once you dive in you can’t help but become passionate about it.

CLB: What do you like about French cheese?
It never disappoints, There are so many options and all of them good in their own way. It was one my favorite things to eat here and on my visit to France. I don’t think I can ever get enough French Cheese.

Introducing our 2nd Guest Blogger . . . .

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

The Cheese Lover’s Blog is pleased to introduce guest blogger Rebecca Subbiah. A Brit living in Winston Salem, NC, Rebecca is a registered dietitian and blogger (check out her blog Chow and Chatter!). She loves to travel the world picking up new recipes and ingredients to take home – and have fun in the kitchen.


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

I have been cooking since I was little, but I would say after starting the blog and connecting with other amazing cooks I have improved so much and am more willing to try complicated recipes. My husband is Indian so I have learned a lot of Indian recipes over the years.

What do you like about French cheese?
Oh, whats not to like adore – Brie, Cambembert and all of it! As a Brit, we also have good cheese and our stores have lots of French cheeses, but I must say over the last few years its easier to get good quality European cheese in America

Favorite thing to serve at a party or family gathering?
Probably a curry!

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 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!