Posts Tagged ‘recipe’

Salad Your Heart Out

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Summer’s not over yet and neither is Salad Saturday! We’ve got another salad and cheese recipe for you to check out! This round, food blogger, Stephie Swope treats us to a salad recipe from her food blog: Eat Your Heart Out.

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“Good food brings people together in a way that few other things can. Some of my favorite memories take place around the dining room table; even in the worst of times, it is around the table that my family has found the strength to smile and laugh.”

We agree with that Stephie!

This strawberry and pear salad recipe calls for Feta, but Stephie also suggests goat cheese as another alternative to use since it’s another cheese that pairs well with fruits and balsamic, etc. Stephie likes that goat cheese can add a salty tang to salads without having to add tons of dressing!

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Until next Saturday!

 

Salad Saturday: Cheese Pairing From a Different Perspective

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Fully recovered from your 4th of July celebrations yet? We bet more than a few of us out there still have plenty of party leftovers – luckily, adding the right cheese can transform tired leftovers into gourmet treats.

For this Salad Saturday, we’re getting our cheese and salad pairing tip from Tamara Eckles, dessert expert and food blogger at Jem of the South who shares a love for cheese!

“Being a southern girl, I love a fresh tomato salad, fresh basil, and goat cheese. Season with salt and fresh pepper. Toss in olive oil and vinegar.”

We agree with Tamara that this is a great go-to recipe! Classic and easy to prepare but also beautiful to serve!

Here’s a recipe on our site for Stuffed Tomatoes Provencal

Stuffed Tomatoes Provencal

Stuffed Tomatoes Provencal

 

Tamara can be found on Twitter and also check out her dessert blog Jem of the South for some yummy dessert recipes like this one for Sweet Surprise Banana Cake with cream cheese that looks so delicious!

Sweet Surprise Banana Cake

Sweet Surprise Banana Cake

Introducing Salad Saturdays!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

 

Summertime eating is all about freshness – and what’s fresher than salad? But vegetables alone can only deliver so much flavor. So how can we turn nutritiously green salads into zesty treats? Cheese, of course! That’s why we’re introducing Salad Saturdays! All summer long, we’ll be highlighting the many ways foodies enliven fresh salads with French cheeses.

First up, food blogger Caroline Edwards @chocandcarrots who shares with us this delectable salad idea:

“Warm, fried goat cheese balls are my absolute favorite salad toppers. Pair the salad with a balsamic vinaigrette, apples or pears, candied walnuts and the goat cheese balls. Salad heaven!”

Read about her other yummy recipes on her blog: chocolateandcarrots.com, where you can find more of her fabulous salads!

Feel free to comment on this post if you would like to have your salad and cheese pairing featured in future posts!

Some salad recipes from chocolateandcarrots.com

Some salad recipes from chocolateandcarrots.com

Goat Cheese Goodness!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goat cheese is a popular creamy cheese capable of livening up a grilled cheese, recreating a margarita pizza or adding a fresh tangy twist to pasta. This cheese alone has the ability to make chicken exciting again. Fortunately, Goat Cheese is an affordable gourmet fromage so there are no reasons for you not to indulge in its richness from time to time. It’s mild enough to mix with most flavors, yet zesty enough to contribute to the recipe.

To get you started on a Goat Cheese adventure, check out our delicious recipes using Ile de France Goat Cheese! We suggest trying this flavorful Provencal Vegetable Grill with Toasted Goat Cheese Nut Rounds that will surely impress your dinner guests.

And if you were wondering about which food pairs excellently with Goat Cheese, here are our Top Five Ile de France Pairings!

 

2012 Springlicious Recipe Contest

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Attention Cheese Lovers

Let’s savor the refreshing flavors of Spring along with our Springlicious Recipe Contest!

All you need is to create an original recipe featuring Ile de France Brie, Camembert, Goat Cheese, Roquefort, St. André or St. Agur and to send the ingredients, instructions and pictures or video to: contest@iledefrancecheese.com

We’re awarding the best spring recipes with cash and fabulous gourmet prizes from Boska Holland!

Check out our nominations and awesome prizes below:

Grand prize: $600

2nd Place: $300

Runner Up: $150

Best Presentation: Cheese dome serving set

Most creative use of cheese: Fondue set

Top Appetizer: Boska Holland Barbeclette

Top Entrée: Boska Holland Barbeclette

Top Dessert: Boska Holland Barbeclette

For more information please click here.

We look forward to seeing your fabulous recipes! GOOD LUCK!

Taco Shells Out of Cheese

Friday, December 9th, 2011

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Yesterday we got a very intriguing question from our Twitter follower Elizabeth (@JMZNLIZ)! The question was: “can you make taco shells out of cheese? Do you know how?” And you know what? We were stuck!

Traditionally taco shells are made out of flour or corn. Of course there is some modern ways to make taco shells, for example, oats, rice, garbanzo beans make distinctive substitutes for traditional taco shells.

Some brief online research  also revealed that taco shells made with cheese are actually quite popular. A number of people have generously shared their cheese taco shells recipes on blogs and recipe sites. Brian Davis’s Food.com article  “Low Carb Taco Shells” looks especially delicious and is also easy to make!

All you need is to melt a slice of cheese in a microwave for approximately one or two minutes, which forms a Taco shell while the cheese is still flexible. The author used Cheddar cheese in his recipe but you can use any cheese that melts easily. For example Fol Epi or Comté and other pressed cooked cheese work well and are mild yet flavorful.

So now we all know the simple secret of cheese taco shells and can easily surprise our friends by treating them with especially cheesy home made tacos!

Good shape – good taste!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

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Today we have a great news for all mac and cheese lovers!!!

A recent article in the Chicago Sun Times features a great way to make a full flavored mac and cheese dish that has less fat than most regular macaroni and cheese recipes!

The simple secret of the creamy, flavorful and low calorie macaroni and cheese recipe is butternut squash! The squash can be used in place of most of the cream and butter that most recipes call for. It also adds texture as well as vitamins and a lovely color.

“While a typical mac ‘n’ cheese has 908 calories, 963 milligrams of sodium and36 grams of saturated fat per serving, the numbers for this recipe are 390, 590 and 6, respectively,” according to the article.

You can easily use this secret while you are cooking different kinds of mac and cheese. Try modifying our gourmet recipes with butternut squash!

Macaroni and cheese recipes

Monique’s First Risotto

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Our returning guest blogger, Monique from Food Snob, came back and created her very first risotto with Ile de France Camembert Cheese!

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First, she put the ingredients into her skillet:

2 tablespoons Butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms (sauteed)
1 cup Arborio rice
1/2 cup DRY white wine
5 cups Chicken stock
1/3 cup Ile De France Camembert cheese, cubed
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
“I started by heating my skillet and melting the butter. I toasted the Arborio rice for a few minutes. Then I added the already sauteed mushrooms. And what came out was some delicious Risotto!”
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View Monique’s recipe and cooking directions by clicking here.

Mini Brie Popovers

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Mini Brie Popovers make a delicious appetizer. This yummy recipe was created by Cory from Culinary Cory using Ile de France Camembert Cheese!

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The ingredients are:

2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
½ lb. Camembert or Brie cheese

It is that simple, and easy to make!!

Checkout the baking instructions from Cory by visiting his post.

Camembert Cheesy Shell Pasta

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Jane from Little Corner of Mine whipped up a brand new recipe for cheesy pasta, just from the ingredients in her fridge and pantry.

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Jane used our Brand New Camembert Cheese to make it Cheesy, and her daughter Edda said the pasta tastes like Chicken Alfredo.

Visit Jane’s post for the full recipe and cooking directions
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