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Make Seasonal Fruits & Wines Shine with Cheese!

Longer nights and warm sunshine mean spring is finally here – and when temperatures rise, so do cravings for lighter foods and drinks. But that doesn't mean you have to lighten up on flavor. Ile de France Cheeses make delicious pairs for all sorts of seasonal fruits. And what better way to wash down a light and lively spring dish than a bit of fruity spring wine? Soak up the sunshine with these simple spring pairings!

Avocado with Fruited Ile de France Goat Cheese Salad
Avocado is nutrient-packed and is at its peak during spring. This salad features our ultra-fresh tasting Goat Cheese along with zesty ingredients like fresh lime juice, scallions and cayenne pepper. Together, they make the avocados and fromage bloom with irresistible flavor.

Camembert with Grilled Asparagus
Asparagus is dark green, nutritious and especially flavorful alongside our soft and creamy Camembert. Pink grapefruits add a delightful zesty feel to this veggie dish and toasted hazelnuts create a hearty crunch. A nice companion to any spring meal, Ile de France Camembert has a rustic, woody flavor and creamy texture that's perfect for grilled asparagus' mild flavor.

Fruity Spring Salad with Ile de France Roquefort
Raspberries, balsamic vinegar, green onions and more make this a particularly enticing spring salad. Add in the salty and satisfying flavor and incredibly creamy texture of crumbled Ile de France Roquefort, and there's more than enough flavor to celebrate spring.

Spring wines with cheese
Just like food, it's fun and satisfying to change your wine selections along with the seasons. So put away the full-bodied reds and break out some whites, lighter reds and rosés! Here's a few choices to get started:

- Rosés are generally sweet and dry, with a light refreshing flavor that's perfect with Ile de France Brie and Camembert Cheese.

- Lighter white wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Gris are great for spring drinking, too - especially when their delicious acidity mixes with the freshness of Ile de France Goat Cheese.

- Roquefort is the type of cheese that needs a flavorful wine to compliment it – but that doesn't mean it calls for a dark red vintage. Try it with Sauternes – a sweet French wine from the Bordeaux region. It's white and acidic, making it lovely with our creamy blue cheeses.

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