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Texture Delights with Nuts and Soft Cheeses

When crunchy nuts and smooth, soft cheeses come together, it's the texture as much as the flavor that gets foodies excited!

That's because the pairing creates a special mouth feel that brings out all the best qualities in both. Nuts of all kinds add a fabulous texture companion to our soft cheeses, especially Ile de France Brie and Camembert. Our ultra-fresh tasting Goat Cheese benefits fro mthe mellow crunch of nuts, too, especially in salads.

Goat Cheese Salad with Almonds and Pears
Goat Cheese is delicious on salads, especially ones topped with a vinaigrette dressing. With all that zesty flavor, some walnuts adds just the right crunch and mellow nut flavor to balance everything out. This Pear and Almond Salad with Goat Cheese is simple and delicious. Check out the video recipe and savor the blend of tastes and textures.

Baked Brie with Figs and Walnuts
Making a baked Brie is super easy and one of the best ways to really enjoy Brie. Simply place a portion of the cheese in your oven and warm up for about 10 minutes. When it's softened and warm top with Fig Preserves for a delightful contrast of sweet and salty. Top with crush walnuts for the finishing touch of crunch!

Ile de France Camembert & Pecans
Crusty baguette topped with buttery Camembert, sweet apples and crunchy pecans makes for a heavenly piece of toast. Drizzle some honey on top and this combination makes a gourmet light brunch and a divine snack. Use a food processor to chop up the almonds to get a nice fine texture that will combine with the cheese into a truly delicious texture.