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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...

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...

All About Pecorino

Pecorino cheese is one of the most popular and beloved imported cheeses from Italy.  Made exclusively with sheep’s milk; the word Pecorino itself is derived from the word “pecore”,...

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...

All About Aging

It’s pretty basic knowledge that cheese is made from milk (well…along with cultures, salt, & a coagulant called rennet too!)  But did you ever wonder how so many different flavors, textures...

A French Wine and Cheese Pairing

France is definitely a wine and cheese lover’s heaven, and they take the craftsmanship of both very seriously!  Many of the best fromages and vintages have strict rules and regulations monitoring...

A Virtual Wine Tasting Trip to Spain!

  One of my favorite things about international travel is learning about a country’s culture through food and wine.  And while a trip to Spain may not be in the cards this year – we...

Top 10 Ways to Love Goat Cheese

Here at I Love Imported Cheese we’re obviously big fans of all kinds of imported cheeses for all occasions!  But goat’s milk cheeses hold a special place in our heart for their unique tang,...

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...

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...

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...

All About Brie

Arguably one of the most beloved of imported cheeses, Brie has a winning buttery flavor and texture that even picky eaters adore. It’s also one of the most versatile cheeses to enjoy in...

Cheesemaking 101

It’s pretty basic knowledge that cheese is made from milk; most commonly cow’s milk but also goat, sheep and buffalo milk…plus more exotic milks from camel, reindeer and even yaks! But how does a...

Get to Know Sheep and Goat Milk Cheeses

If you’re an imported cheese fan like us, you may marvel at all the amazingly different flavors and textures of cheese that are available! Cheesemaking techniques and aging play a big part as...

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...

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...

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...

Get to Know: Goat Cheese Makers

Human’s history with goats and goat cheese making is a long and storied one! Goats were one of the first animals to be kept by humans over 9,000 years ago, before any other livestock species had...

All about Cheddar

The world’s most popular variety, Cheddar cheese has a long and storied history! Cheddar has been made since at least the 12th century and is believed to date as far back as the Roman invasion of...

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...

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...

Have you tried…Tomme de Savoie?

Tomme de Savoie cheese is produced of cow’s milk found exclusively in the French Alps Tomme de Savoie Flavor: Subtle, slightly sweet, yet tangy Tomme de Savoie Texture:  Semi-firm Tomme de Savoie...

Have you tried…Limburger Cheese?

Limburger cheese is a semi-soft, washed rind cheese from Belgium and Germany, made with pasteurized cow’s milk. Limburger cheese was originally created by Belgian Trappist Monks in the 1800s in...

Have you tried…Dutch Goat Cheese?

Dutch Goat cheese is a semi-firm cheese, made from pasteurized goat’s milk. Dutch Goat cheese has a pale ivory interior and smooth, sliceable texture. Unlike the tart flavor you would...

All About Blue Cheese

As with so many other delicious discoveries, the origin of blue cheese was an accident! It dates back to 7th century France in a cave outside the village of Roquefort. Legend has it that a...

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...

Have you tried…Feta?

This famous cheese of Greece is made from goat’s milk, sheep’s milk or a combination of both. Feta is a soft, white, curd cheese, aged in brine. The word ‘feta’ literally means ‘slice.’...

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...

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...

Have you tried…Crottin de Chavignol?

Flavor: Nutty when young, more robust as it ages Texture:  Creamy, yet firm and crumbly Country: France Crottin de Chavignol is produced from the raw milk of goat’s around Chavignol, in the...

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...

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...

Have you tried… Grana Padano?

Flavor: Delicate, nutty and fruity Texture:  Hard with a finely grained structure, crumbly Country: Italy This well-known cheese from Italy is a semi-aged, hard cheese made with partially skimmed...

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