Some of the things we all associated with summertime include the beach, road trips, grills, picnic tables, and entertaining.
What does entertaining entail? Close friends, family, and loved ones, along with good music, conversations, and awesome FOOD! Yes, the emphasis is on food. After all, food brings people together, no matter the occasion or the venue.
Because the summertime can bring extreme temperatures, oftentimes people look for quick and/or light dishes and appetizers. In addition, people tend to be more mobile during the heated months, so they’re on the lookout for finger foods, as well.
Whether you’re the owner of a wine bar or have an extensive wine list as part of your drink menu (we won’t leave out home chefs, either), Président Cheese has scrumptious summery recipes, featuring their award-winning Brie, to excite your customers. Check out a few of our favorites below.
Président Brie & Quince Jam Tartine
1 whole wedge Président Brie (or Triple Crème Brie)
4 whole slices whole grain bread
3 whole figs, fresh or dried
1 package jar quince jam 1 cup arugula 1 tbsp toasted cacao nibs
Toast whole grain bread Spread quince jam on toasted bread.
Slice Président Brie wedge into bite-size pieces.
Place Brie on quince jam.
Slice figs and add atop Brie slices. Top with arugula and cacao nibs.
Slice diagonally to serve.
Baked Brie & Fresh Grape Leaves
1 9oz package Président Brie round
3 whole fresh grape leaves, or 1 jar of grape leaves
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
10 whole red grapes
10 whole green grapes
1 tbsp Shiso
Lay two cuts of butcher’s twine in cross pattern, each about 20” long.
Place grape leaves atop twine, overlapping.
Place Président Brie round on top of grape leaves. Fold grape leaves over top of Brie round, covering it entirely. Tie butcher’s twine to hold in place.
Bake at 375°F until warm, approximately 8-10 minutes.
While Brie is baking, quarter grapes lengthwise.
Mix grapes, shiso and walnuts in small bowl. Toss to combine.
Top leaf-wrapped Brie with grapes, shiso and walnuts.
Slice in wedges and serve.
Fruit Skewers with Brie
1/2 Président Brie Log peeled
3 Strawberries cut in half
Salt and Pepper
pinch Sugar diced small cubes
2 tbsp Canola Oil
2 Wooden Skewers
Pre heat grill on medium high. Preheat oven broiler.
Combine peach, oil, dash salt, pepper and sugar.
Grill peach on both sides to make grill marks (approximately 5 minutes)
On the skewers, alternate 1/2 strawberry, 1 piece of peach, 1/2 strawberry, peach, strawberry, etc. Place a 1” by 1/2” slice of brie on each piece of strawberry. Melt under broiler in oven.
Arrange on platter and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. If desired, drizzle with balsamic glaze.
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