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November 9, 2020

Top 10 Tips For a Cozy Thanksgiving

  Whether it’s your first time cooking and hosting for Thanksgiving or you’ll be having a much smaller group than usual this year; these tips and tricks will help you plan a cozy, festive day! Hosting Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving doesn’t need to be stressful; our easy pointers below will help you get organized and make …

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September 14, 2020

An Italian Wine & Cheeseboard Experience

  Here at I Love Imported Cheese one of our favorite ways to experience a country’s culture is through food and wine…with plenty of imported cheese of course. Let’s take a little tasting tour through what is arguably one of Europe’s culinary darlings – Italy! With a wide range of classic and beloved dishes such …

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April 23, 2020

How to Create a Cheese Dessert Course

It’s always fun to enjoy a little sweet treat at the end of a meal or party.  Why not add an elegant edge to your dining experience and adopt the European custom of serving a cheese course for dessert!  It’s a delicious, unexpected, easy way to end any evening.  And with our tips you’ll create …

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March 11, 2020

Make it a Party! International Holidays to Celebrate with Friends

It’s always fun to get together with family and friends; even more so to celebrate a holiday!  These international holidays offer fun new traditions to enjoy and are the perfect excuse to make it a party. ♥ Put a French Spin on Your Summer Gathering for Bastille Day – July 14th Known as “La Fete …

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January 21, 2020

Your Game Day Party Checklist

It’s such a blast to host a get together for family and friends for the Big Game! With our easy Game Day Party Checklist you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy the action too. 1) Arrange Your Arena With just a few simple decorations, you can set the scene for a football stadium-inspired theme. …

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December 3, 2019

Holiday Traditions Around the World

No matter where you go in the world, one thing stays the same: The holiday season is all about food and family. That said, cultural traditions are formed and the holidays are celebrated a little bit differently country to country with plenty of classics; as well as some fun and unexpected twists! A Few of …

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By Julie Hartigan

September 24, 2019

How to Build the Best Autumn Snackboard

It’s no secret that we love snack boards here at I Love Imported Cheese! They’re the perfect easy entertaining solution for all sorts of occasions from fall parties to Thanksgiving and weekend grazing. As the seasons change, so should your cheese choices and snackboard nibbles. Here are our tips for building an amazing autumnal snackboard …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

August 5, 2019

Favorite Foodie Travel Cities

As a chef and perpetually food-curious person; one of my favorite things about international travel is discovering new and interesting dishes. It’s such a fantastic way to immerse yourself in a new culture and make amazing vacation memories. Plus, with a little sleuthing online or some vacation cookbook purchases you can recreate the taste experience …

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by Julie Hartigan

July 22, 2019

A Scandinavian Cheese & Travel Adventure

If the closest you’ve gotten to Scandinavia is a trip to IKEA it’s time to take a closer look! This stretch of northwestern Europe that includes Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (& sometimes the Nordic countries of Finland and Iceland too); Scandinavia is home to some seriously stunning sights! The region boasts shimmering blue lakes, Viking …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

June 18, 2019

Build the Best No-Sweat Summer Snackboard

Summer is the perfect time for relaxed entertaining with family and friends! Whether it’s a post-beach vacation happy hour, a picnic in the park, chilling out on the patio by the pool, or just escaping the heat in your air conditioned apartment; a gorgeous casual snack board is an awesome and effortless way to host …

by Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

April 30, 2019

Top 10 Cheese Tips

Whether you’re already a huge fan of imported cheeses and serve and enjoy them all the time or you’re getting ready to rock your first cheeseboard, our top tips will make sure you get maximum enjoyment out of one of life’s pleasures. Find everything you need to know in our Top Cheese Tips video, including: …

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Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/ Julie

April 16, 2019

How to Make the Best Mediterranean Snackboard

When it comes to hosting friends and family, a no-sweat, prep-ahead approach to your menu lets you relax and enjoy the party, too! And no better way to do that than with a fun, gorgeous and grazeable Mediterranean Snackboard! Our warm weather inspired Mediterranean Snackboard is the best possible blend of mezze, tapas, and your …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

March 28, 2019

Your Cheese Travel Bucket List

If you’re as food (and cheese!) obsessed as I am you probably already love to sample local specialties when you travel. One of the best ways to immerse yourself in another culture is through their iconic dishes. And the same goes for cheeses! These unique cheese-travel experiences are so special that they’re worthy of adding to …

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by Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

January 30, 2019

How to Hygge in 5 Simple Steps

Tricky to define and even trickier to say, the Danish word “hygge” (it’s pronounced “hoo-gah” by the way) suddenly seems to come up everywhere you look and is one trend we can definitely get behind! Hygge roughly translates to “a feeling of coziness and contentment” or really creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good …

December 11, 2018

Rocking the holiday cheeseboard!

Rock the holidays with our festive Imported Cheeseboard, created for us by Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/ Julie. Full of unique and delicious flavors and decked in seasonal colors, it looks impressive, yet takes only a few minutes to prepare. Try our suggestions and don’t be afraid to add favorites of your own. You can’t …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

November 30, 2018

Holiday Gift Ideas for Cheese Lovers

Tis the season for holiday gift giving, parties, and host or hostess “thank you’s” too! It can be tricky to find just the right present for everyone on your list. But if you have cheese-lovers in your life look no further; our fun and unique gift ideas are sure to please! ♥ Serve and Store …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

November 15, 2018

6 Tips for No Stress Holiday Entertaining

The busy holiday season is here and with it comes shopping, parties, and possibly hosting duties, too. No need to stress! Whether you’re a seasoned party pro or a reluctant host these easy tips and tricks will help you entertain with ease and (gasp!) relax and feel like a guest at your own party. 1) …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

July 26, 2018

No Sweat Summer Entertaining Tips

Summer is such a fun time to host family and friends whether by the pool, at the beach, picnics, or just at home in your backyard. But with warm temps, the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen making party food! These easy tips and tricks will help you keep your …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

June 18, 2018

Host The Perfect Picnic

Summertime means longer days, gorgeous warm weather, and time spent outdoors at concerts, the beach, parks…you name it! Picnics are the perfect way enjoy the season and host a casual get-together with friends. My easy tips below will help you take your typical picnic up a notch! ♥ Setup your spot: If you can, seek …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

May 22, 2018

Top Tips for Beautiful Spring and Summer Cheeseboards

As the weather turns warmer and the days are longer it’s the perfect time for get-togethers with family and friends on the deck, by the pool, at picnics, outdoor movies…you name it! A gorgeous and bright spring or summer themed cheeseboard is an easy (and always appreciated) addition to any party spread. They’re also a …

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April 16, 2018

5 Easy Ideas To Up Your Brunch Game

Hosting weekend brunch at home is a fantastic way to spend quality time with friends and family, or to celebrate a special occasion. Why not break out of the typical bagels and cream cheese rut and make things a little more special? These easy ideas will help you host a brunch that’s elegant, yet effortless! …

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December 1, 2017

An International Cheeseboard to Love

Everyone loves a good cheeseboard. Whether you’re hosting a large party or an intimate gathering for just a few friends, imported cheeses are always a welcome addition to the menu. With interesting textures and complex flavors to explore, a beautifully-styled international cheeseboard is a great conversation starter, treating your guests to the romance of a …