Posts Tagged ‘picnic’

A Cheesy Summer

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

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When days are hot, it is time for light, refreshing and simple meals! French cheeses can be enjoyed in many ways with summer snacks.

Picnic is a classic activity for nice weather. There are basically two rules for a great picnic. Have the right food and have the right gear. Cheese is just the perfect picnic snack because it is easy to prepare, pack and eat. Check out our Picnic Guide for more information.

Ice Cream and cheese is a surprisingly delicious combination. It will be the hit of your summer party and makes your guests talking for sure. Create a mild dessert by pairing brie or camembert with a vanilla or coffee ice cream. We’ve collected some Ice Cream and Cheese Pairing tips for your special gourmet indulgence.

Of course, when it comes to summer food a BBQ can’t be left out. Outdoor grilling is one of the best parts of the summer. Add gourmet flare to your barbecue by combining it with your favorite cheeses. Here are some great Grilling Ideas with gourmet cheese.

Salads make the perfect dish for either lunch or dinner because they are fresh, crunchy and light! Also, your body needs more energy on hot days and salads help to meet your daily nutrition needs. Salads with French Cheese can be made all sorts of ways. Check out our Salad Recipes.

Facile and flavorful – Dips are perfect for summer snacks. And the right cheese can make any dip recipe pop with flavor. Doing so will make dipping bread and veggies a totally gourmet experience! Bake a wheel of brie cheese in its rind until it begins to melt – then remove and surround with veggies, fruits and breads. Dipping cold veggies and fruit into warm brie cheese is an exquisite and satisfying way to snack this summer.

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?

It’s time for a picnic!

Friday, June 17th, 2011

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Long days, warm weather & lush scenery – the summer is here!
So, don’t be a couch potato! Replace your television with the beautiful scenery waiting for you outside.

This Sunday is Father’s Day, which you probably spend with your family! Instead of going to a restaurant you could do something different this time. Pack the cheese and head outside for a family picnic. The weather is perfect – parks, gardens & lakes allow you to have a real outdoor adventure with your family.

There are basically two things you need to have for a great picnic.

1. Have the right food!
Picnic food should be easy to pack, prepare and eat! Bring only portable snacks and courses like sausages, cut vegetables, fruits and of course – cheese!
Find picnic food ideas for salads, appetizers, main courses and desserts on our special site!
Don’t forget the wine! On a warm day, there’s no better way to enjoy your picnic food than with a fresh and crisp white wine.

2. Have the right gear!
Tablecloths, coolers, disposable serving ware, napkins, trash bags, sunscreen and bug spray are picnic essentials. Bring frisbees and balls to keep kids busy! And don’t forget the camera to record this unforgettable family day!