Sunday, July 25, 2010

Food giveaway from Fab Find Foodie

Alouette Cheese Fun in the Sun Gourmet Summer Picnic Giveaway

7/12/2010 01:20:00 PM Posted by Fab Find Foodie

The distinctive flavors of Alouette Cheese are the result of our rich culinary heritage. From our humble origins in France, we’re proud that connoisseurs and consumers alike have made us America’s #1 Brand of Premium Spreadable Cheese.

We are a serious picnic-loving family.  As a matter of fact, my two girls love them so much that they insist of having one indoors at least once a week!  There's just something so relaxing about tossing a blanket on the ground underneath a tree and kicking back to enjoy the sounds of nature and a delicious snack.  It's something I've always loved to do, and now I've passed that love on to my daughters. 

To me, the ultimate picnic consists of a bottle of Merlot, an array of cheeses, some crackers or bread and fresh fruit.  It's super light and holds well outdoors.  Alouette Cheese has an extraordinary selection of gourmet cheeses and spreadable cheese products that make a delicious addition to any picnic!  I've been enjoying their cheeses for years, so you can imagine how excited I am to share some very exciting news with you!  To help your family have some serious fun in the sun, Alouette Cheese wants to provide one of you with everything you need to enjoy a gourmet picnic!!!  (Many picnics at that!!)

Deluxe Picnic Basket

The Deluxe Picnic Basket for Four (Valued at $100)
  • Picnic Pack for 4, blue with black zippers and blue binding.
  • Constructed with 600 denier nylon
  • A large 48-can cooler with eat sealed, leak resistant liner has heavy duty trolley wheels and telescopic handles.
  • A removable storage compartment
  • Includes a place settings for four: plates, silverware settings, glasses, and cloth napkins.
  • A cheese cutting board with a cheese knife
  • A wine key
  • Two utility compartments and adjustable shoulder straps.
  • Five Alouette Cheese coupons good for any variety of cheese including Baby Brie, Spreadable and Crumbles (Valued at an additional $35)

A variety of Alouette Cheeses

I was beyond fortunate to receive this amazing deluxe summer picnic basket!!  I have to start by saying, my husband and I are the breed of people that love to eat gourmet/artisan cheese with crackers for dinner, so this was such a treat!

Alouette Baby Brie

Let me tell you about the Deluxe Picnic Basket first.  Without a doubt, excellent quality.  (It arrived in a Pottery Barn box!!!)  The cooler will hold a ton of beverages, plus whatever foods you want to bring along!  The place settings are in a detachable case that is located on the front of the basket.  I was so impressed with how sturdy all of the plates and silverware were!!  Even the napkins were made of soft material!  My favorite part, the pull-up handle and heavy duty wheels!  You'll appreciate this feature every time that cooler is full and you know you have to trek it across the park!  Just pop up the handle and go!

Now onto the divine Alouette Cheese.  As I said earlier, I've been a fan of their cheeses for years!  I love how diverse the spreadable cheese products are.  You can slather some on something as simple as a celery stick, or add them to your pasta dish for a burst of creamy, fresh flavors!  And the Brie?  My's sensational.  It's been a favorite on many picnics (and dinners!!) over the years, and will continue to be for many more!

A place setting, cheese board and knife, wine glass and opener...and of course, some Alouette Cheese!

I will leave you with a little glimpse of a recipe available on the Alouette Cheese website:

Savory Garlic Bruschetta

Alouette Garlic Bruschetta Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (6.5 oz.) Alouette Garlic & Herbs, or Alouette Savory Vegetable, or Alouette Peppercorn Parmesan Spreadable Cheese
  • 12 slices of French bread (¼ inch thick)
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh tomatoes, chopped and seeded
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh, chopped parsley or basil

  • Preheat oven to 400ยบ F.
  • Spread 1 tbsp. of Alouette Spreadable Cheese on each slice of bread.
  • Top each slice with 1½ tbsp. of chopped tomatoes and 1 tsp. of Parmesan cheese.
  • Place bruschetta on a cookie sheet and bake for 5-6 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley or basil and serve as an appetizer.
Spinach Artichoke Bruschetta: follow above recipe using one 6.5 oz. package of Alouette Spinach Artichoke Spreadable Cheese, and substituting tomatoes with 1¼ cups diced red bell peppers.

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One lucky winner will receive the same amazing Deluxe Summer Picnic Basket & Alouette Cheese that I reviewed!  (Valued at $135!!) 

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This Giveaway Ends on Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm CST.  Open to U.S. Residents only.  All entries stamped after the cut-off time will be deleted.  Winner will be contacted by email, then has 48 hours to respond.


Disclosure: I received the mentioned prize for reviewing purposes. No monetary compensation was received or offered. All opinions expressed are my honest thoughts on this product.

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