ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | November 22, 2008

President Brie Log Simplifies Entertaining

president brie log with croutons

I received a few weeks ago a sample of the new Brie log made by the established French cheese maker President. The taste is the same as the original round or wedge format.

My husband and I ate more than a half log as appetizer one Saturday night. We put onion jam (confit d’oignons by Chez Bernard) that I bought from a fine shop at the Farmer’s market. It tasted good but the onion jam we used was too strong. I feel the mix would be divine with the milder taste of home cooked caramelized onions. This is why the onion puree that we made for the Parisian burger is a better match.

Shaping the Brie as a log simplifies the service of cheese as an appetizers. You will be surprised how little time it takes to prepare in advance perfect looking canapés when you only have to slice.

Goodies for the Hostess

If you plan a party, download the cheese flavor template cards on the President Web site that you can print on a card stock. You will also find tips on how to make a cheese platter.

I selected three canapés recipes for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

new president brie log

Brie, Chutney and Red Currant – recipe by President

  • Place President Brie slice on a cracker
  • Top with 1/2 teaspoon of chutney
  • Garnish with 2-3 red currants

Brie, Cherry Tomatoes, Pepper and chives – recipe by President

  • Place President Brie slice on a cracker
  • Place half cherry tomato on cheese
  • Top with a thin slice of yellow pepper and chopped chives

Brie and Onion Puree canapés – recipe by Kim Vallee

  • Place a Brie slice on a crouton (baguette size)
  • Put 1/3 teaspoon of onion puree or a mild caramelized onion jam

President provides more easy gourmet recipes for appetizers, salads and sandwiches. You can watch the videos on some recipes They suggest easy, stylish food presentation for entertaining.

Like they say you can not stop innovation, especially when it works so well.

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