Posts Tagged ‘St. Andre’

Cocktail Hour with Cheese

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

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With cheese, the obvious, go-to alcoholic beverage is wine. So much so that you probably never thought you could have something else. Cocktails, however, make a great accompaniment to cheese. Cocktails allow you to really embrace and complement the flavors of the cheese you are indulging in. Here are 3 of our favorite cocktail and cheese pairings:


Manhattan with Saint Agur
The richy, woody flavor of the Manhattan compliments the rich, salty flavor of the blue cheese.

Ingredients:
2 dashes bitters
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 1/2 ounces bourbon
1 maraschino cherry

Directions:
Fill a short glass 2/3 full with ice. Add bitters, vermouth, and bourbon. Add cherry and smash against the side of the glass. Stir to combine.


American Collins with Ile de France Goat Cheese
The herbaceous flavor of gin and sweetness from fresh fruit compliment the salty and tangy flavor of goat cheese.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
4 bing cherries, pitted
8 blueberries
Club soda

Directions:
Muddle the fruit on the bottom of a glass. If you do not have a muddler, you can use a spoon or other kitchen utensil to mash up the fruit. Add in gin and ice. Stir to combine. Then top with club soda.


The Hemingway and St. André
Lime and grapefruit juice help cut the butteriness of this ‘heavenly’ cheese.

Ingredients:
2 oz rum
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz grapefruit juice

Combine rum, lime juice, maraschino liqueur, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Pairing Chocolate with Ile de France Cheese

Monday, March 11th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boasting a rich and succulent consistency, chocolate generally makes for a favorable treat enjoyed by many around the world. As a delectable aliment, chocolate is quite satisfying on its own, but if there is another food that can complement it by enhancing the overall flavor and creaminess, it is definitely cheese. Not just any cheese, but gourmet cheese.

Though everyone’s palate is unique, we suggest starting your chocolate and cheese pairing adventure by trying a mild and rich cheese likeIle de France Brie with a creamy milk chocolate while contrasting the bittersweet dark chocolate with a robustly tangy fromage like Ile de France Roquefort.

If you’ve never had a recipe that paired the two foods together, try making our Chocolate-glazed St. André or our White Chocolate Cheesecake!

Chocolate-Covered Brie Bites

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Chocolate is a favorite dessert all over the world! People add it everywhere and combine it with everything. And cheese is not an exception! Cheese and chocolate go perfectly together! They both are rich, savory and surprisingly delicious when paired.

Whether you prefer soft or hard cheese, milk or dark chocolate, you’re certain to find a combination that suits your taste. The only thing remember: when it comes to pairing melted chocolate and cheese, use your imagination!

Here is an awesome Chocolate-Covered Brie Bites Recipe at about.com for you to get started with! Decadent squares of Brie cheese covered in rich chocolate and crunchy sea salt will undoubtedly impress your taste buds.  Also check out our website to find out a few more ideas how to create irresistible melted chocolate and cheese pairings at home!

Truffls with your favorites

Chocolate-dipped berries with Etorki Cheese

Chocolate-glazed St. André

 

Fruit and Cheese Symphony

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The season of cool, natural and light snacks is upon us. Nothing could be better than the gourmet combination of ripe, sweet fruits with cheese on a spring sunny day!

“Pair cheese and fruit for a healthy snack or easy appetizer when entertaining!” says cheese lover Nadia Muna Gil in her Cheesaholics Anonymous blog. “The salt in the cheese” – she continues –  “is balanced by the sweet in the fruit, and the crunch of the fruit contrasts the suppleness of the cheese. In short, your salivary glands will think they died and went to heaven.”

We couldn’t agree more!

What is your favorite fruit and cheese pairing? If you still need some delicious inspiration check out our  amazingly delightful pairing ideas for your seasonal savoring:

Berries and Brie;

Black Corinth grapes with St. Agur;

Cherries with Charles Arnaud Comté;

Melon with Goat Cheese;

Papaya with Cantorel Roquefort

Summertime is ice cream time

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

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If you’re like most people, you may have never thought about pairing ice cream with cheese. The combination sounds unusual – but is surprisingly delicious. Serving ice cream with cheese is a great way to get your guests talking and trying something new. Since the combination will be a first-time experience for most, it is sure to be a moment of gourmet delight!

Create a mild dessert by pairing brie or camembert with a vanilla or coffee ice cream. If you feel like having a more rich dessert, pair it with chocolate ice cream. The combination of the creaminess of brie or camembert and the cool, refreshing texture of ice cream is a delicious contrast.

You can even go one step further by making your own custom cheese ice cream like our St. André Gelato with plum Beaujolais compote.

If you are not in the mood to experiment, go back to the basics and make one of the more traditional recipes below.

Chocolate-Glazed St. André

Goat and Cream Cheesecake

Creamy Pumpkin Dream Pie