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Five in five - Big taste, little time

Having guests over can be stressful - especially if you’re pressed for time. But spending hours preparing appetizers in the kitchen certainly isn’t a prerequisite for having a great party or for serving tres bien gourmet appetizers.  

Try some of these five-minute apps and entertain in style no matter how much time you have to prepare!

Goat cheese with honey and almonds

A little goat cheese can go a long ways when it comes to flavor - so if you have some in the fridge, you're almost guaranteed to be able to quickly throw together a delicieux goat cheese appetizer. Try serving Ile de France goat cheese along with you favorite crackers, a honey topping and a tasty garnish of crushed almonds.

Great for: Relaxing with a glass of wine after a long day at the office.

Gourmet cheese balls

Making you own classic-style cheese balls is easy and flavorful - so skip the artificial orange balls from the supermarket and make your own! Simply select your favorite cream-based cheese - like St. Andre, Ile de France brie or St. Agur - and gather some of you favorite spices and roll the balls around a shallow cake pan. A bread crumb-based coating can be used to create a baked cheese ball option as well. Gourmet ball: Our Chevre mini boules recipe is a bit more complex way to serve this ubiquitous app.

Great for: Watching the big game with a classy snack that doesn’t come in a bag.

Cranberry brie poppers

They’re called “poppers” because your guests will be popping these bit size flavor explosions in their mouths until the appetizers are gone and the party is in high gear. This appetizer proves big flavor can result from a small amount of time in the kitchen. Simply spoon some Ile de France brie onto a mile cracker or fig leaf and add cranberries or cranberry sauce. And voila! Bien manget in an instant.

Great for: Relaxing at home with friends before heading out for a night on the town.

Sliced Apples with IDF Brie and Lavender Honey - nut topping 

Apples and brie are an elegant combination that instantly creates delicieux flavor when paired. The smooth brie and the zesty apple are natural compliments and a little honey adds a velvety texture that packs a wallop of flavor.

Great for: A weekend afternoon snack to enjoy while preparing a gourmet family feast.

Prosciutto - wrapped Brie Bites 

For a truly gourmet presentation, try our wrapped brie bites recipe. It features a scrumptious combination of Prosciutto de Parmo, Ile de France brie, oregano and sun dried tomatoes.

Great for: Serving a gourmet enthusiast crowd before your next dinner party.

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