Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bloggin' about a log.


Some of you may have noticed that Brandi and I both have a bit of a cheese addiction. Over this past summer, neither of us would even step foot into a restaurant unless they had a cheese platter on their menu. Both of us have since loosened up our restaurant menu restrictions, but we still talk about cheese an awful lot on our blog.

Well the people at President Cheese took notice of our yappin', and shared their newest product with us - The Brie Log. I have been a longtime fan of President has a mild, buttery flavor that is perfectly lovely by itself or as a base for all sorts of accoutrements. The beauty of the Brie Log is that it takes that same signature flavor, but makes it much more party friendly. Whereas a typical wedge of brie needs to sit at room temperature for quite some time before you can even think about spreading it on a cracker, I actually found that it was easier to have the brie quite cold (I put it in the freezer for 15 minutes). Then you can slice off the individual servings and create the wonderfully easy recipes that President suggested below (FYI...the rind is very thin so it is completely edible and unnoticeable). Then you just let them sit at room temp while you freshen up before your guests arrive. How easy is that? --a

Appetizer Suggestions:

Brie, Apple, Walnuts, Cinnamon and Honey
Place President® Brie slice and a thin wedge of apple on cracker
Top with walnut half
Sprinkle with cinnamon & drizzle with honey

Brie, Fig and Orange Marmalade
Place President® Brie slice on a cracker
Top with a small wedge of fresh fig
Add a dash of orange marmalade

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very cool new product and super easy recipes. Thanks!