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September 27, 2022

Oktoberfest Beer and Imported Cheese Pairings

The beers of Oktoberfest are uniquely fun to pair with rich, buttery imported cheeses because of the endless flavor variations that can be created. Here are some of our favorites and some recipes to try them in:

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August 17, 2022

All About PDO Cheeses

No trip to France in your immediate future? No problem! Take a mini tasting tour at home with one of these easy to make, iconic French dishes featuring some of our favorite imported cheeses.

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July 28, 2022

4 Must Try French Cheese Dishes

No trip to France in your immediate future? No problem! Take a mini tasting tour at home with one of these easy to make, iconic French dishes featuring some of our favorite imported cheeses.

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June 15, 2022

Summer Grilling with Cheese

With the warmer temps and longer days summer is all about spending time outside with friends and family.  Even better, you get to skip the hot kitchen and take advantage of backyard grilling!  Here are some of our favorite grill ideas for cheese lovers: Make the Cheese the Star of the BBQ It’s fun to …

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May 27, 2022

Have You Tried These Sheep’s Milk Cheeses?

Sheep’s milk brings an entirely different flavor profile to the cheese table; from subtle and approachable with a bit of sweetness. to tart and briny cheeses, and those with notes of caramel, butterscotch, and pepper.

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March 31, 2022

Get to Know Your Cheesemonger

Do yourself a favor, next time you’re at your favorite cheese counter introduce yourself to your local Cheesemonger and let them guide you on a world of imported cheese tasting adventures!


March 18, 2022

Make Mine a Mini! How to Make the Best Char-Cuties

Meet your new favorite for everyday snacking, happy hour, party-hosting, or a sweet little dessert course…The Char CUTIE!


February 17, 2022

The Start of Great Taste – The What and Why of Cheese Cultures

“Starter” cultures. They’re basically a helpful and healthy bacteria that kicks cheesemaking (and yogurt making) into action by helping turn milk’s natural lactose sugars into lactic acid. This acidifying process makes the milk curdle and separate into curds and whey.

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December 7, 2021

Holiday Fun for Cheese Lovers

The holidays are here and that means enjoying time with friends and family, parties, hosting, gifting, and fun! Here at I Love Imported Cheese we believe everything can be made more special with cheese…even more so during the holidays.  Here are some unique ways to celebrate the season and make things even more festive with your favorite fromage.

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November 8, 2021

All About Basque Country Wine and Cheese

With it’s unique and well-preserved culture, special cheeses and wines, and both French and Spanish culinary influences the Basque region should be on every foodie’s travel list!

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October 18, 2021

5 Easy Ideas to Flavor Up Your Fall with Goat & Sheep’s Milk Cheeses

One of the easiest and most delicious ways to add more flavor to all your meals is to add imported Goat and Sheep’s milk cheeses to your dishes.

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October 4, 2021

6 Hidden Gem Cheeses You Need to Know About

Let’s take a super deep dive into some lesser-known imported cheeses you need to know about! From South Africa to the Middle East to the Czech Republic, India Mexico, and Russia; there truly is a world of imported cheeses to explore.

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September 10, 2021

Top 10 Cheeses to Up Your Cooking Game

Here are some of our favorite cheeses to really up your cooking game plus fun recipes to try them in!

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August 23, 2021

How to Build the Best Greek Mezze Platter

Mezze is a Mediterranean term for party apps, light bites, or small plates for sharing. They also make the perfect easy, shareable platters for summer snacking and hosting!

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July 12, 2021

A Summer Soiree for Cheese Lovers

Here are our top tips and menu inspiration for a no-stress gathering you’ll get to enjoy too.

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June 8, 2021

The Cheeses of the Rhone Valley

The Cheeses of the Rhone Valley With winemaking in the region dating back to the Roman Era, France’s Rhône Valley is primarily known as red wine country. Stretching from Switzerland to the Mediterranean coastline, today over 100 million gallons of wine are produced in the region annually, including the bistro classic Côtes-du-Rhône to powerful and …

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May 14, 2021

Get Funky! The New Fab 4:  Funky Cheeses You Need to Try!

As a lover of imported cheeses you probably already know that a distinct and pungent odor is both nothing to be afraid of and often the mark of an exceptionally hand-crafted cheese! But did you ever wonder just where that aroma comes from?  A cheese’s smell directly correlates to the mold or bacteria used to …

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May 7, 2021

Top 5 Unexpected Goat Cheese Pairings

You probably already know and love creamy, lightly tangy, imported Goat Cheese crumbled on your salads, spread on panini or crackers, and certainly tucked into gorgeous cheeseboards. But let’s take our love for goat cheese even further and explore some unique and delicious pairings to try that may surprise you! Unexpected Wines The herbal grassiness …

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April 16, 2021

The Cheeses of New Zealand and Australia

With their open landscape, expansive dairy industry, and many European influences; both New Zealand and Australia are home to a wide variety of delicious imported cheeses you need to try! A Little History Cheesemaking in both countries began in the 1700’s when the first European settlers arrived; with dairy cows first arriving to Australia in …

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February 5, 2021

7 Valentine’s Ideas for Cheese Lovers

Most people associate Valentine’s Day with cheesy cards, boxes of chocolates, long stemmed roses, teddy bears, and overpriced prix fix menus!  But here at I Love Imported Cheese we think of Valentine’s Day as the perfect excuse to celebrate our true love…of luscious imported cheeses of course! If you have a fellow cheese-lover in your …

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October 8, 2018

Have you tried… Ricotta Salata?

Flavor: Fresh and milky, slightly salty Texture:  Creamy & Firm Country: Italy Ricotta Salata (or salted) is a hard Sheep’s milk cheese, originating in southern Italy. The cheese is made from the whey part of the sheep milk, it’s then pressed, salted and aged which extracts the moisture and compacts the curds, giving it its’ firm texture. …

Fall Cocktails
By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

September 25, 2018

Fall Cocktail and Imported Cheese Pairings

Fall is such a fun time to have friends over for cocktails!   Everyone’s back home from summer travels, holiday madness hasn’t kicked in yet, and the cooler temps are perfect for kicking back with some classic cocktails. Chances are you’ve been to plenty of wine and cheese parties… why not mix things up a bit …