April 18th, 2013
Isigny Ste.-Mère Crème à la Vanille de Madagascar
Who knew whipped cream in a can would cause such a stir?
On April 16, the New York Times Diner’s Journal mentioned the fact that you can once again purchase real, imported French whipped cream in a can from us!
A while back, the FDA outlawed imported whipped cream in pressurized cans, leaving you with a choice of “Reddi Wip,” or store brands of mostly faux whipped cream “toppings.” Now, the restriction has been lifted, and life as we know it has changed forever.
Isigny Ste.-Mère Crème à la Vanille de Madagascar is now available at our New York City location, with the FDA’s blessing, Go ahead and top a bowl of fruit, ice cream, chocolate mousse, or your favorite yogurt-and-granola parfait with some delectable vanilla-scented French cream, produced here in the United States at an organic North Carolina dairy. The American made product adheres to the same French standards, which keep the fat content below 30 percent, and uses very little added sugar. So, you can feel free to indulge whenever the mood strikes.
Pick up a 7 ounce can of Isigny Ste.-Mère Crème à la Vanille de Madagascar for only $3.99 the next time you drop by. You might even be tempted to squirt some in your mouth for a midnight snack á la Betty Draper from “Mad Men.” Don’t worry; we won’t tell.
March 6th, 2013
On Wednesday February 27, we held a tasting event in our Huntington, Long Island store that was attended by some of our best customers, along with some folks from Yelp.com, the Internet review site that gives people the opportunity to post reviews about local businesses in their area.
Prior to the event, we were contacted by a group of reps from Yelp, asking if they could visit our shop to sample our vast selection of cheeses, in order to establish a review page on the site. We decided to turn it into a celebration, inviting our locale clientele, and even providing an informal “Cheese 101” class on selection, pairings and other interesting cheese tidbits.
The event was a resounding success, resulting in a bunch of five-star reviews on our new Yelp page. If there was any doubt that word-of-mouth can influence a business, we are proof that online word-of-mouth is worth its weight in gold (or cheese)!
Online review sites like Yelp have become a vital cog in the success of businesses like restaurants and shops such as ours, particularly because everyone is looking for more bang from their bucks these days. Purchasing luxury items like the fine, imported cheeses we sell takes a bit of knowledge and skill on the part of the customer, and even more on the part of the merchant. So, when you have a positive experience, you want everyone to hear about it. Yelp is the perfect place to express your opinions (positive and negative). The feedback we get from our customers enables us to be better merchants, helping us to provide the best possible products and service to you, our valued customers.
Check out the photos below from our event, and be sure to visit Ideal Cheese on Yelp at http://www.yelp.com/biz/ideal-cheese-shop-huntington and tell everyone where to get the best cheeses on Long Island!
January 31st, 2013
1 package of large cherry tomatoes
½ lb. of Brillat Savarin Triple Crème Cheese
Chopped Honey Roasted Pecans
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Black Pepper
Wash tomatoes and cut the top off of them. Scoop out the tomato about half way and fill it with the Brillat-Savarin triple crème cheese. Place the baby Arugula on the serving plate and then place the tomatoes on the plate. Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil on the tomatoes and then add the chopped honey roasted pecans to the top of the tomatoes and add black pepper, to taste.
Take those tomatoes and try stuffing them with Brillat-Savarin from France.
A triple-creme, soft and luxurious cheese best served at room temperature. At 75 % butterfat for every 3.5 oz., Brillat-Savarin embodies the true opulence of cheese cultur. This soft, luscious, creamy cave-ripened cheese is a favorite of cheese connoisseurs around the world.
Early summer blossom honeys and maple syrup, edamame.
Pairs Well With:
• Sauvignon Blanc
• Chardonnay – Napa Valley