Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fancy Food Show Report

Marin French Cheese
Company was up front and center in this year’s cheese section at the Fancy Food Show, Moscone Center January 19th-22nd. The halls were filled with a sophisticated crowd tasting award winning cheeses in an attractive booth. Chef Ironbott was on duty serving up special recipes like our famous Schloss and Ham Spread stuffed inside mushroom caps (see video below).

And, lucky guests were able to enjoy Ironbott's inventive desert including our Triple Creme Cheese in a chocolate covered tartlet, which was a big hit as well! Don't these look yummy (they were) above.

It was a good year for the food show with a large turnout and a high caliber of cu
stomers who saw the quality in the products we make. Many also noted that our prices were right. Nothing better than being able to afford the best! Okay, now were bragging.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Schloss and Ham Spread

This recipe is a favorite of Marin French Cheese lovers and can be found posted on "Mikes" website here. He notes *American original Schloss "The Castle" is a "smear ripened" with heritage originating from Austria. It is a tawny, golden "brick" full of flavor. Marin French Cheese ages this milk-based cheese for 5 months.

Nice to have fans who are spreading the word . . . . no pun intended Mike!

This hearty hors d' oeuvres is great for the winter.

1/3 lb Rouge et Noir Schloss Cheese
6 oz ham steak – roughly chopped
1/3c chopped walnuts
1 ½ T hot chili sauce (recommended: Sriracha)
1 package Pumpernickel bread or
rosemary flavored cracker

Place all ingredients in the food processor and process until desired consistency

Makes 40

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cartier and America at the Legion of Honor

Marin French Cheese
Triple Crème Brie on exhibit at the ArtPoint opening reception of "Cartier and America." Wow! This was one our grandest and most fun events yet. If you are not familiar with the ArtPoint organization here is description:

“ArtPoint is the young professionals’ organization dedicated to promoting an awareness of, interest in, and a long-term commitment to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Hosting social and educational events throughout the year, ArtPoint has creative people in mind. Members receive invitations to behind-the-scenes tours, ArtPoint-specific museum receptions, the aMuse lecture series, the Engage! gallery series and special offers from our partners. Proceeds benefit the Fine Arts Museums.”

Marin French has worked with ArtPoint at various events for such exhibitions as the YSL, Andy Warhol, Monet and now “Cartier and America." The Cartier event was sold out to 650 Bay Areas connoisseurs of fine art. They were predominantly dressed in the theme of “old Hollywood," wearing suites, tuxes, evening gowns and other extravagant attire that made for a beautiful evening.

Please join Marin French Cheese for future exciting events such as the Make A Wish Wine and Wishes and the Chronicle Wine Tasting event listed here on our blog, o
ur Facebook page, and on our website.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Make A Wish Wine and Wishes, Saturday February 6th

Join Marin French Cheese Company at the Make-A-Wish Foundation Wine and Wishes Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting benefit in San Francisco. Over 1,000 culinary enthusiasts will experience one of the most talked about food and wine events of the year!

The 9th Annual Wine and Wishes will focus on the best talents the epicurean world has to offer while celebrating and highlighting the powerful impact a magical wish has on a child. Wine and Wishes 2010 will feature extraordinary Bay Area chefs and winemakers blending flavor, presentation, service and style. We hope to see you there.

Charity: The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Greater Bay Area chapter has now granted over 5,000 wishes in its 25 year history.


Price: Various ticket options are available. Please visit the website for more information.