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2013 Food Trends are Even Better with Cheese!

Some of today's hottest dishes and cooking styles have a French influence that makes them ideal for Ile de France Cheeses.

French cuisine has long emphasized savoring fresh seasonal foods. This aligns deliciously with this year's food trends. Food writers are predicting that chefs and foodies will fully embrace simplicity and freshness, turning basic foods into true gourmet delights with innovative presentations and serving options.

According to various food writers and restaurant watchers, vegetables and artisanal breads will star on tables throughout 2013. Here's how to make both even more delicious with help from Ile de France Cheeses.

Bored by the same beef and seafood dishes? Many food lovers and chefs are – which makes vegetables as main courses an intriguing trend to watch this year. Making vegetables the center of attention rather than side dishes can appeal to more than vegetarians, especially when a little fromage is involved.

Websites like Eatocracy predict that veggies will be featured attractions on high-end restaurant menus, so why not make it so at your own table? It's easy with our Grilled Vegetables layered with Ile de France Goat Cheese recipe.

Squash, zucchini and roasted peppers along with shallots, garlic and oregano served over a coulis of tomato and basil, this recipe creates that ultimate showcase for the fresh, tangy flavors of Ile de France Goat Cheese.

Artisanal Bread is another trend to watch. Restaurants are paying more attention to their breads than ever, according to Bon Appetit and other industry followers. There's nothing better with fine breads than fine cheeses – especially soft, creamy and delicious fromages like Ile de France Brie, Camembert and Roquefort?

With good bread and cheese, there's simply no need to prepare complicated hors d'oeuvres – get more flavor and spend less time in the kitchen by serving high quality breads and Ile de France Cheeses!

Our recipe for Ile de France Le Brie Crostini topped with Caramelized Onions is a delightful example of how to turn this simple trend into a dazzling home gourmet treat! Sweet caramelized onions and buttery-rich Ile de France Brie create the perfect French bread treat. Whether you visit your favorite bakery or try your hand at gourmet bread making, Ile de France Cheeses add a wealth of flavor to all kinds of breads. Our Brie Membrillo and Asian Pear Crostini video recipe is another great example of how to combine bread and cheese into a wonderfully divine course.

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