MONTRÉAL, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians looking for the perfect way to
enhance meals and gift-giving this holiday season need look no further
than Canadian cheese, known around the world for its high quality,
versatility and great taste. To help create the perfect holiday
experience, the elves at Dairy Farmers of Canada have just released
more than 20 mouthwatering recipes featuring 2013 Canadian Cheese Grand
Prix category winners that are guaranteed to delight food-loving
friends and family.
"These creative recipes will completely amaze your guests," says Michael
Howell, Executive Chef of Tempestuous Culinary in Wolfville, Nova
Scotia. "The taste, quality and versatility of Canadian cheese know no
bounds. These award winners lend themselves beautifully to holiday
meals and really raise the bar for taste and pleasure."
The innovative recipes, developed using 2013 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix
category winners from Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and PEI, provide
holiday hosts with a full range of dishes, including appetizers and
main courses, as well as a delectable dessert. Recipes include:
Appetizer: Oven-roasted Latin Foods Queso Fresco cheese and apples
Appetizer: Crab and Quality Cheese Ricotta mousse
Appetizer: Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar pastry with sweet potato purée and roasted tomatoes
Main course: Gunn's Hill Five Brothers cheese and butter-nutty pecan turkey
Main course: Asian baked salmon with Le Noble cheese
Dessert: Bleu D'Élizabeth cheese, dark chocolate and date bites
Canadian cheese made from 100% Canadian milk also makes a great gift all
on its own.
"For those times when you aren't wearing the chef hat and are a guest at
a dinner, a great 'out-of-the-box' gift idea for the host or hostess is
to create a beautifully assembled basket of award-winning Canadian
cheeses," says chef Michael. "With any luck, your hosts may feel
generous and share the basket with you and the other guests."
All the 2013 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix award winners, with tasting
notes, are listed at AllYouNeedIsCheese.ca/GrandPrix. Keep in mind that when purchasing a variety of cheeses, a good sampler
size is 150 grams for each wedge.
"You really can't go wrong giving the gift of award-winning Canadian
cheeses; we make some of the best cheeses in the world," says chef
Howell. "Just remember to buy a little extra for yourself since we all
need a pleasurable treat during the holidays."
For more information on the 2013 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix winners and
for recipes, visit AllYouNeedIsCheese.ca/GrandPrix.
About the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix
Sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), the Canadian Cheese Grand
Prix began in 1998 to promote achievement and innovation in cheese
making and to increase appreciation for fine quality Canadian cheese.
All eligible cheeses must be produced in Canada, bear the 100% Canadian
Milk symbol on their packaging and be available at retail.
The cheeses are judged by a jury of experts from across Canada who are
recognized in each of their respective domain in the food industry.
Canada has a wide variety of world-class cheese makers from
coast-to-coast. It is part of DFC's mission to promote the great
cheeses produced in Canada. We have so many different types of cheeses
- from Cheddar to soft cheese, Blue cheese and flavoured cheese! The
Canadian Cheese Grand Prix helps consumers learn more about great
Canadian cheeses available in their local grocery or cheese store.
About Dairy Farmers of Canada
Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) strives to create favourable conditions
for the Canadian dairy industry, today and in the future. DFC works to
maintain policies that foster the viability of Canadian dairy producers
and to promote quality Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian
milk as part of a healthy balanced diet.
SOURCE: Dairy Farmers of Canada (Marketing)
For further information:
or to receive recipes and/or high resolution photos, please contact:
Geneviève Latour / Sandra Da Silva
Dairy Farmers of Canada
514-284-1092 / 905-817-2001
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