Posts Tagged ‘recipe’

Lunch with cheese

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Make your mediocre sandwich a delicious indulgence – add a little French cheese!

Ever have a Monte Cristo sandwich?
Add some French flair to this classic by adding some melted Comté . . .

* 6 slices firm whole wheat sandwich bread
* 4 ounces smoked deli turkey, thinly sliced
* 4 ounces Comté cheese, thinly sliced
* 1 small tomato, thinly sliced
* 1/2 teaspoon dried basil or thyme, crushed
* 1 egg
* 1/4 cup milk
* 2 teaspoons butter, divided

Methods/steps

Check to the full recipe to learn the rest of the instructions –
You’ll be enjoying your lunch break a lot more if you do!

Looking for a refreshing August Salad? – With chaumes cheese?

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Try guest blogger Rebecca’s fabulous Sumac Spiced Salad with Chaumes!

Sumac Spiced Salad with Chaumes Cheese

I made this wonderful salad last week and got to try out the Sumac seasoning I got in the Spice Bazaar. Sumac is a plant the drupe or flowering part is ground to make a spice powder that imparts a citrus taste. I was fortunate to receive some Chaumes cheese from Ile de France – it’s a Southwestern French Soft Cheese, with a creamy taste and lovely texture.

Ingredients:

* a big bowl full of mixed greens
* one tomato quartered
* a hand full of blueberries
* one small Persian cucumber sliced
* one tablespoon of good quality extra virgin olive oil
* one tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
* sumac powder sprinkled on the top to taste
* about 8 wedges of chaumes

Method:

1. simple toss all the ingredients together and enjoy with fresh ciabatta or a French baguette

Summer cheese salad recipe

More winning recipes from Dara

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Dara writes the Cookin’ Canuck blog and was the chef’s choice winner in our most recent contest.

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The Cheese Lover’s Blog was thrilled to hear she put her cheese prizes to good use:

“I couldn’t have been more thrilled with the incredible cheese selection that you sent to me for winning the Chef’s Prize in the Holiday Bash for Cash contest (with my Pan-Fried Brie Cheese with Persimmon Salsa Canapes). As much as I love cheese, I knew there was no way that my family and I were going to enjoy all of that cheese before it spoiled. So, we invited a dozen friends to our house for a cheese and cocktail party.”

CLB wishes it had been at this truly gourmet gathering – by the looks of the recipes Dara made we’re guessing the menu was a hit! Click on the pictures to see the recipes, and stay tuned to www.IledeFranceCheese.com for more contests and cheese prize drawings!

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Brie cheese & balsmamic caramelized onion whole wheat flatbread

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Mini pepper biscuits with creamy blue cheese spread