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Make Valentine's Day Cheesy (In a Good Way)

Celebrate Valentine's Day with fromage - and easily brighten up February with a festive, flavorful romantic meal!

Cooking a Valentine's Day dinner is a romantic gesture that's also fun and much easier than many people think – especially when flavorful French fromage is featured.

Therefore, it's the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day. So surprise your special someone with a romantic meal at home. These tips will help create a luxurious and mouth-watering meal in no time!

For starters: Salad with goat cheese

Get started with a light salad. Try making one that's infused with the flavor and freshness of Ile de France Goat Cheese. Our Asparagus and Goat Cheese salad features steamed vegetables drizzled with lemon-olive oil vinaigrette and crumbled goat cheese – a perfectly refreshing start to the richness to follow. Goat cheese also can be added to any green salad featuring light dressings.

Entré: Salmon or beef featuring fromage

A light, flavorful dish with just the right amount of fromage should be the goal for your romantic meal's main course. Our recent recipe contest featured two just such recipes.

The grand prize winner - salmon, goat cheese and apple maki by Kelly A. - is an eye-catching and flavorful meal that is satisfying without being heavy. The delicious seared tenderloin steaks with mushroom-camembert compote recipe by Jen B is another can't-miss option, as it's unique, looks great and was named best main course by our expert judges.

Our goat cheese stuffed salmon is another excellent option.

One the side: Potatos au gratin.

Distinctively French and deliciously creamy and flavorful, Potatos au gratin is a perfect side dish to a romantic meal.

Dessert: Chocolate and Cheese pairings

Cheese and chocolate are delectable, rich and savory. There are many delicious ways to savor both at the same time - and Valentine's Day is the perfect time to do it. Check out this month's pairing guide to plan the perfect chocolate and cheese dessert.

To Drink: Wine, of course!

A romantic French meal isn't complete without a bit of wine. Our wine pairing guides feature an array of delicious wine and cheese combinations that will suit anyone's taste in wine.

We suggest a celebratory champagne to start the meal alongside the salad course and then a rosé to savor with the rest of the meal.

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