I love getting samples of goods in the mail from different companies, especially when they send me cheese! I was sent 4 different cheeses from Ile De France. I thought about all the different recipes I could make using the Brie, but in the end, we had friends come over for dinner so I decided to serve the Brie with crisp crostini and grapes. The cheese was subtle in flavor and very creamy in texture it was paired perfectly with the crunchy bread and the sweet grapes. We all really loved this cheese.
Brie served with Crostini and Grapes:Recipes and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
7 oz of Brie
4-5 Tuscan bread slices, sliced in half
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the slices of bread onto a baking sheet, coat with olive oil spray if desired. Bake in the oven for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.
Place the Brie onto a plate and serve with the crostini and grapes. If you prefer melted Brie, simply place the Brie onto the plate, cook in the microwave for 30-45 seconds then add the crostini and grapes. Enjoy.
On a side note:
I also served the Fol Epi cheese with salami and crackers as an appetizer. I didn’t get a picture because the four kids were STARVING and needed to be fed. The Fol Epi cheese reminded us of a mellow Swiss cheese. I really liked the firmer texture and the delicious taste… this cheese was a huge hit with the kids. Next time I buy this, I’d like to serve it over French onion soup. Thanks to Ile De Francefor sending me such fantastic cheese.