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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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December 8, 2020

Holiday Markets Around The World

You’ve probably stopped in at a local craft fair or two in your hometown during the holiday season.  But in Europe the holiday markets are seriously next level!  Dating back over 700 years and originating in Germany, the tradition of holiday markets known as “Christkindlmarkt” or “Weihnachtsmarkt” is a sight to behold.  Historic old town …

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October 27, 2020

Tasting Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Tasting Tour: Off the Beaten Path Hungry for some food travel?  We are too!  On our last virtual Tasting Tour we explored iconic and beloved cheese-centric dishes featuring cheeses you may have tried and countries you may have visited.  But did you know that there are over 1800 types of cheese made around the world? …

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By Julie Hartigan

June 17, 2020

Take A Tasting Tour!  Iconic Cheese Dishes from Around the World

We may be postponing our travel plans at the moment but that doesn’t have to stop us from exploring the world through food!  Here at I Love Imported Cheese we’re big fans of seeking out authentic and iconic cheese-centric dishes from around the globe.  Join us for a little virtual tasting tour and try some …

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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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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 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

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 …

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By Julie Hartigan of Cooking w/Julie

October 25, 2018

A Taste of the Mediterranean

There’s a reason why Mediterranean vacations are so wildly popular! The diversity of countries, cultures, and cuisines makes it feel more like a trip around the world than just a week or two away. From Greece to France and Spain and even Montenegro, Turkey, and Morocco – there are 21 countries in the Mediterranean; each …

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August 24, 2018

Make the Most of Farmer’s Market Finds

Enjoy local food with cheeses from around the world.  Late summer and early fall are the perfect time to take advantage of the abundant harvest at your local Farmer’s Market!  The selection of produce is excellent; plus since everything is being picked at it’s peak you can get away with minimal cooking too. Here are some …

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Created by Cooking w/ Julie

March 29, 2018

Top Cheese Stops on Your European Tour

Planning a Spring or Summer European vacation? Be sure to include cheese on your list of must do’s while you’re traveling abroad! Each country in Europe has its own unique style and flair, as well as it’s own quintessential cuisine and distinctive cheeses.  Sampling local cheese is a fantastic way to truly get a taste …