Thursday, February 11, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Alouette and Chavrie Cheese








Alouette and Chavrie would love to help you enjoy a special Valentine's Day and any other special moment worth celebrating! Alouette is a premium cheese available in a wide variety of flavors and styles. Chavrie is a creamy mild and spreadable goat cheese. They also have a variety of products available. Chavrie is great for lots of things like salads, dips, entrees.




I was asked if I'd like to share some recipes and try their cheeses. Of course, right? So, I have a couple recipe I made to share, with lots of photos (this is a review after all!) and links for other recipes they have. With Valentine's Day almost here, I've posted some ideas for use of these cheeses.

Alouette:
Spreadables:
Alouette® Garlic Bruschetta (Appetizer)




Chavrie Goat Cheese:
Chavrie® Stuffed Grape Leaves (Appetizer)
Grilled Salmon with Chavrie® Caper Sauce (Entrée)
*Chavrie® Cherry Bread Pudding (Dessert)

You can also visit the Alouette or Chavrie websites for more great recipes!

Also Save $1 with a coupon for Alouette and a special deal for a Smoked Baby Brie Wedge here!
You can find Alouette and Chavrie in the dairy or deli cheese sections of your grocery store (our fancy cheese sections are near the deli).

Some other great facts are:
-All Alouette products are gluten free.
-Alouette Soft Spreadable Cheese, Alouette Baby Brie, Alouette Elégante, Alouette Creme de Brie, and Alouette Cuisine™ Crème Fraîche, are all kosher.
-The only allergen contained in Alouette® products is MILK.



Below are some recipes we tried, and I have to tell you, THEY ARE SO GOOD!! Every single person gobbled them up!!


This pizza smelled so good baking, just like a pizzeria! I cheated and used a ready made crust, and used some other herbs. I LOVE that Alouette garlic & herbs cheese spread, I have another in the fridge (spinach & artichoke) to use for crackers later on.



Alouette® Style White Pizza
Category: Entrees
Makes: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Product: Alouette® Soft Spreadable Cheese

Ingredients
1 ready-to-use pizza crust, (10-12”)
1 pkg. (6.5 oz.) Alouette Garlic & Herbs or Alouette Creamy Onion & Shallots
1 can anchovies, drained (optional) (did not use)
1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced
6 cherry tomatoes, sliced
Niçoise or or other black pitted olives, halved
1 tsp. Herbes de Provence (or ¼ tsp. each of dried rosemary, marjoram, basil and thyme) (Italian Herb Seasoning Grinder)
1 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 425º F.
Spread pizza crust with Alouette Spreadable Cheese.
Arrange anchovies, onions, tomatoes, and olives in artistic manner on pizza crust.
Sprinkle with Herbs de Provence and parmesan cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden.




I love their stylish ramekin container! Did you know this was their first spreadable cheese flavor (garlic & herbs), and it's as old as I am! haha


This herb grinder is really great! Lots of neat flavors in it.




This is SOOO good! I will be making this again. I will admit this is my first time having goat cheese, and I heard it's a flavor you'd either like or hate. Well for this I LOVED it! It blended in with the other flavors, but still had that sharp tang, and tasted great in this recipe.




Chavrie® Cherry Bread Pudding
Serves 5
(adapted: I quadrupled this recipe & baked in a 7" x 3" large ramekin dish for about 1 hour)

Ingredients
•1 egg
•¼ cup sugar
•¼ cup Chavrie® Goat Cheese (I used 2 logs)
•½ cup half-and-half or milk
•1 tsp. vanilla
•2 sweet Hawaiian dinner rolls, torn in 1" pieces (from 12-oz. pkg.) (I used 12 rolls)
•¼ cup dried tart cherries (I used 1 C. Trader Joe's Dark Morello Cherries in Light Syrup)

Instructions
Heat oven to 325° F. Butter 2 oven-proof dishes or ramekins, 8 to 10 oz. capacity each.
Whisk together the egg, sugar and Chavrie® in medium bowl.
Whisk in the half-and-half and vanilla.
Stir in the roll pieces and dried cherries until well coated.
Let stand 5 minutes.
Spoon evenly into dishes. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until set and knife inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool 15 minutes. Serve topped with a small scoop of ice cream.






Another recipe I made, using the Alouette Brie wedge. Did you know you can eat that white coating on the Brie? I chose not too.






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I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Alouette and Chavrie cheese. I received free product coupons for my review & giveaway of the product. All opinions for this review are that of myself & family. Some text/images/links provided by PR.

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Elizabeth said...

What don't I want to make?!!!
I currently have everything in the fridge to make the White Pizza, so that is a YES tonight! The Chavrie Cherry Bread Pudding...must be made!!!
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Shelly said...

Roasted Asparagus with Chavrie® Dijon Sauce from the site, and the bread pudding you made!
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Deb said...

I'd love to try the white pizza---yum!!

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I want to try the Alouette® Style White Pizza Recipe.

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No doubt for me the one I'd like to try the most is the bread pudding. Thanks for another great giveaway!!

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foodwithoutmorals said...

I want to try the bread pudding! I am such a goat cheese fan but I would never think of using it in a bread pudding like that.

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~dab said...

I want to try the Chavrie® Stuffed Grape Leaves - I have a jar of grape leaves in my pantry, so this would be perfect!

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jerseygirl137 said...

I think I would try the Chavrie® Cherry Bread Pudding. It sounds just yummy.

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zeitersouth said...

I would love to try the cherry bread pudding. My mom is a huge cherry fan and I am always looking for new things to make her!

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Georgia Mist said...

Oh! I'd definitely try the Chavrie® Cherry Bread Pudding!!! Cherries are my all-time favourite!
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Mari said...

I would like to try the chavrie stuffed grape leaves

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annalene said...

The Cherry Bread Pudding looks great!

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I would have to try the Chavrie® Cherry Bread Pudding!!!
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Anonymous said...

The bread pudding recipe looks interesting, I would try that

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Anonymous said...

I really love the idea of using it as a white pizza sauce, that sounds delicious, and of course my favorite way to eat spreadable cheeses is on crackers yum!
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Carolsue said...

Definitely the Chavrie® Cherry Bread Pudding
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Jennai said...

The Alouette® Style White Pizza looks SOOOO good!
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