Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese: Ten tasty ways to celebrate summer and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

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Waterloo, Wisconsin, July 24, 2012—For a decade, Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics have been setting the standard for sustainably produced, award-winning artisan cheese. Crave Brothers is celebrating summer and invites cheese-lovers to try these ten ways to enjoy a summer filled with Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese.

1. Go with the grill. Did you know you can add a wheel of Crave Brothers Petit Frère® French-style cheese directly to the grill? For the best flavor, place it where a steak has just been grilled, and allow the cheese to heat for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Then, simply cut the cap off and serve the melted cheese with vegetables, crackers or breadsticks.

2. Make your own with Mascarpone. July is Ice Cream Month, and Crave Brothers award-winning Mascarpone is the perfect starter ingredient for making memorable ice cream, gelato and sorbet. On the Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics website, you’ll find recipes for rich, cool Lemon Mascarpone Sorbet and Orange Mascarpone Gelato.

3. Explore Fresh Mozz to the max. Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella comes in a variety of sizes to suit your creative tastes. For an eye-catching appetizer, offer Fresh Mozzarella Ciliegine Skewers in a martini glass. All you have to do is skewer Ciliegine and similarly sized yellow and red cherry tomatoes with toothpicks, and scatter basil leaves into the mix. It’s a colorful way to enjoy the flavor of tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella.

4. Feature fruit. Part of the joy of summer is the flavor of just-picked seasonal fruit. Bring out the flavor of peaches and berries by offering a no-trouble fruit dip made with Crave Brothers Mascarpone mixed with honey or maple syrup.

5. Enjoy berry cool desserts. Berries and Crave Brothers Cheese are made for each other. For a seasonal sensation, try Chilled Raspberry Soup made with Mascarpone. It’s made by bringing to a boil raspberries, lemon juice, sugar and white grape juice, then reducing the heat and cooking for 4 to 6 minutes. The cooled mixture is pureed in a food processor or blender, and then the Mascarpone is stirred in. The soup is served chilled.

6. Go minty fresh. What could be simpler—and more refreshing—than a salad of Fresh Mozzarella, strawberries and mint? Serve this as a starter course at backyard barbecues, patio parties or picnics.

7. Create a garden party on a plate. When your guests are served the Arugula and Les Frères Salad with Lavender Honey and Lemon Vinaigrette, they may imagine themselves strolling through an exotic garden. That’s because of the blend of artisan flavors, enhanced by wedges of earthy, fruity Crave Brothers Les Frères— a rind-washed, European-style cheese.

8. Serve dinner on a stick… or at least it might seem that way. That’s because antipasto can be a meal in itself. After a busy summer day, it’s easy to thread Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella onto skewers, along with diced hard salami, marinated pitted olives, artichoke hearts, red pepper slices and tomatoes. Serve the skewers with artisan breadsticks or crusty loaf of bread.

9. Go With Garden-Grown. Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella is the perfect complement for garden-fresh produce. Melted mozzarella helps you make the most of seasonal homegrown vegetables such as eggplants and tomatoes. Top flatbread or split baguettes with slices of breaded and baked eggplant, fresh tomato slices (or use tomato sauce), and slices of Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella. Heat on the grill or in the oven until the mozzarella is melted.

10. Keep yourself out of the kitchen. You don’t have to heat up the kitchen with baking to create great summer desserts. Just add a little lemon juice, lemon peel and sugar to Crave Brothers Mascarpone and then add the filling to individual tart shells. Top with fresh raspberries.

For recipes and information about Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics, visit the website at