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Mac & Cheese with Comte
1 lb elbow macaroni (or other favorite)
l 1/4 lbs shredded Comte
1 tbsp butter
2 chopped garlic cloves
¼ chopped onion
1 cup milk
2-3 tbsp bread crumbs
1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place macaroni in a large pot of boiling water with a bit of salt and cook 8-10 minutes or, to desired tenderness. Drain and rinse with warm water. In the macaroni pot, under low heat, melt butter with garlic and onion. Remove from heat and add milk and 1 lb of cheese. Then blend in the macaroni. Grease a casserole dish with the olive oil and transfer the mixture from the pot to the casserole dish. Top the mixture with remaining Comte and bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes.
Burger with Bleu d’ Auvergne
3 lbs lean ground beef
4oz crumbled Bleu d’ Auvergne cheese
½ cup minced chives
¼ tsp hot sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp black pepper
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
Mix ground beef, Bleu d’Auvergne, chives, hot sauce, Worcestershire, pepper, salt and mustard. Cover and refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours. Preheat grill to high. Form the beef mixture into 10 -12 patties. Oil grill. Grill patties 3 - 10 minutes, depending on your liking. Add a slice of Bleu d’Auvergne on top if you like, and any other garnish you enjoy.
Try this recipe with Fourme d’Ambert as well.
3 slices Brie
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
Add oil to a skillet over high heat. Remove the rind from 3 slices of Brie. Whisk eggs for 1 minute. While moving the skillet in a circular motion, pour the eggs in continuing motion, cook until the outside edges are firm (approximately 1 minute). Then flip the omelet to finish cooking (about 30 seconds). Place the cheese slices in the center and fold the omelet. Salt and pepper to taste.
Try this recipe with Camembert or Pont l’Evêque, as well.
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Ile de France: Ile de France is the capital region of France - Paris, city of art and romance. With its famous monuments such as the Eiffel tower, Louvre, Notre Dame and the river Seine, it is one of the most visited cities in the World. - Brie, Brillat-Savarin
Pas-de-Calais: Pas-de-Calais is the most northern part of France, with a coastline on the English Channel. There is an historical influence of the Flemish as the region borders with Belgium. The people of this region are known for being very friendly. - Mimolette
Champagne: Champagne is east of Paris, along the Marne, Vesle and Aisne Rivers. The weather is quite special with average temperatures of 52 to 53.5 F. In addition to fine cheese, it is also home of one of the most well known wines in the world. - Chaource, Langres
Burgundy: Burgundy spans 225 miles south of Paris. With a continental climate and variety of soils, the region also produces a few of the most exciting wines in the world. - Époisses
Alsace: Alsace is bordered on the West by the Vosges and on the East by the Rhine which separates it from Germany. Alsace is a lovely region with green hills and a semi-continental climate with hot summers and cold winters with frequent snowfall. - Munster
Franche-Comté: Franche-Comté borders Switzerland. It is a region of mountains, woods, plateaus, lakes, waterfalls and pastures and is renowned for its natural beauty. And, probably one of the least explored regions in France. - Comté, Mont d’Or, Morbier
Rhone-Alpes/Savoie: Rhone Alpes/Savoie is vast and varied, with high mountain regions to the east, the river Rhone valley in the centre and the hills of the Ardeche to the west. This region also offers fine wines, including the famous Côte du Rhone. - Beaufort, Goat’s milk cheeses, Raclette, Reblochon, Saint-Félicien, Saint-Marcellin, Tomme de Savoie, Emmental
Auvergne: Bleu d’Avergne, Cantal, Fourme d’Ambert, Saint-Nectaire
Aveyron: Auvergne is famous for its volcanic landscape and spring water. Hot summers and cold winters, living in the Auvergne requires strong character and personality, the local people always offer a warm welcome. - Roquefort
Pays Basque: Pays Basque lies inland and is very similar to the other half of the Pyrenees, with rivers, foothills, valleys and mountains. The Pays Basque however, has the added attraction of the Atlantic Ocean and coastline with the western setting sun. - Ossau-Iraty
Poitou-Charentes: Goat’s milk cheeses
Normandy: Normandy is in the northwest, on the coast of the English Channel. It combines a dramatic coastline with an interior of lush farmland and historic landmarks. Gastronomic delights abound, from fine cheeses to cider and Calvados. - Camembert, Livarot, Neufchâtel, Pont l’Evêque
Corsica: Corsica is affectionately called "L'île de beauté" (The beautiful island). It is in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Nice. In addition to cheeses, the wines produced on the island are delicious, with the best coming from the coast. - Brocciu
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