Cheese Pairing for Kids
French tradition generally pairs cheese with wine, of course, but we’ve paired delicious artisan cheeses with favorite juices just for the kiddos! Introduce the sophistication of French culture to your little one with a night of snacking, comparing and chatting about their favorite flavors.
Camembert, Apple and Ham Croque Ingredients
- Président Camembert sliced
- French bread sliced
- Green apple thinly sliced
- Ham sliced
Camembert, Apple and Ham Croque Directions
- Spread butter on one side of two slices of French bread.
- Arrange Président Camembert cheese, apple slices, ham and arugula on bread.
- Grill the sandwich, flipping to each side, until golden brown.
Baked Almond Crusted Manchego Wedges Ingredients
- Président Manchego Cheese sliced into wedges
- 1/4 cup Flour
- 1/4 tbsp Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp Ground Almonds
- Olive Oil
Baked Almond Crusted Manchego Wedges Directions
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Season flour with garlic powder and salt/pepper.
- Scramble egg with a dash of water.
- Mix breadcrumbs and ground almond.
- Dredge cheese wedges first in flour mixture, then in egg wash and finally in breadcrumbs. Lay wedges on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
- Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, until coating is golden brown and cheese is softened.
Brie, Bacon and Agave Ingredients
- Président Brie
- 2-3 Slices Bacon
Brie, Bacon and Agave Directions
- Cook bacon until crisp.
- Slice Président Brie.
- Crumble bacon onto Brie.
- Top with a generous slathering of agave.
Brie and Pear Roll Ups Ingredients
- Président Brie Log sliced into rounds
- Pear sliced
- Crescent roll dough
Brie and Pear Roll Ups Directions
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Unroll the crescent rolls and fill with Brie and pear at the large end of the dough.
- Roll up the dough beginning from the large end.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Vanessa is a bicultural Latina and creator of De Su Mama, which means “From Your Mother” in Spanish, and speaks to the many love letters that make up the foundation of her blog. Vanessa is building a legacy for her biracial and bicultural children through exploration of personal identity, food cultures and traditions. One ongoing series on De Su Mama is “Passport to Culture,” where Vanessa and her children celebrate multiculturalism and learn about new countries by experiencing their food and traditions. Vanessa is also a contributor to eHow.com, Disney’s BabyZone.com and latinamom.me, where she writes about parenting, raising multiracial children and helping other moms build a legacy of their own.