vermont butter and cheese giveaway and fat free horseradish cream sauce
Recently I was lucky enough to receive a whole box of goodies in the mail from one of my long-time crushes. No, no, my husband doesn’t need to worry. It was from Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery. Call it a culinary crush.
The reason they sent it to me is that they wanted me to try one of their up-and-coming products called Fromage Blanc. To say it is like yogurt isn’t really fair. Even though it is completely fat-free, it has a really creamy texture and mouth feel. It’s like a healthy cousin of crème fraiche. It’s made from hormone-free Vermont fresh milk. All that, and the whole 8-ounce containter has only 120 calories and 20 grams of protein! They recommend it with granola and fruit for breakfast. Or try it blended with herbs, garlic and salt for a savory dip. I used it to make a fiery fat-free horseradish sauce (recipe is below) for pepper-crusted sliced beef tenderloin. Next we’ll try it dolloped on top of turkey chili.
Along with the goodie box for me, they have offered to do a give-away here at HealthySeasonalRecipes for you! Oh, yeah! That’s right. It’s your birthday!
One lucky winner will receive:
Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery’s fabulous 0% Fat Fromage Blanc, local Vermont honey, Vermont-made granola and their very own beautiful cookbook, “In A Cheesemakers Kitchen.” You can see their book here at amazon.
All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a reply here on this post either:
- Letting me know what you’d like to try making with Fromage Blanc.
- Or if you have ever tried any of the Cheeses made by Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery tell me which is your fave. [Mine is their feta. It is unparalleled in my opinion!]
All the rules for entry follow the recipe.
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 2 cups
To Make Ahead: Store in a jar in the refrigerator for up to one week. Shake the jar or stir before serving.
- 2 8-ounce containers 0% Fat Fromage Blanc
- 1/3 cup prepared horseradish *see ingredient note
- zest from 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Whisk Fromage blanc, horseradish, lemon zest, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Chill until ready to serve.
*ingredient note: Prepared horseradish can vary from brand to brand. So it is important to read the label. Don’t be fooled by the shelf-stable varieties. They often have a lot of extra-ingredients. The best kind is that which is found in the refrigerated section, often with smoked meats or dairy. I am also a huge fan of freshly-grated horseradish if you can find it, but it is more powerful than prepared, and won’t have the acidic taste of the vinegar. To substitute it, start with a couple of tablespoons of finely grated fresh and add a splash of white wine vinegar to taste.
GIVEAWAY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
How to Enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me EITHER:
-What you’d like to try making with Fromage Blanc.
–Which cheese is your favorite from Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery.
Deadline: Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 12 noon Eastern Standard Time.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
THE WINNER IS COMMENT NUMBER 27, ANNE. She said she would like to try the Fromage Blanc with blueberries and graham crackers. Sounds delish! Anne please contact me with your shipping address by Jan 16th at 2 pm EST to claim your prize.
UPDATE: 9/16/13 2:45pm. Anne didn’t check back within the 48 hour time window, unfortunately. So a new winner has been selected from Random.org Comment number 19, Karen who loves the Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery Coupole. Karen please get in touch with me to claim your prize.
Winner will be announced by 2 pm on January 14th, 2013. The winner will be announced right here, and on the HSR facebook page and on twitter. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with his/her shipping address.
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Details, Details: This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only. No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected at random through Random.org. All entries received after the giveaway closing day and time will not be considered. Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered. I’m going to check too! Winner will be announced by 2 pm on Monday, January 14th, 2013. The winner will be announced right here, on the HSR facebook page and on twitter. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with his/her shipping address. If the winner does not reply within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Product was provided to The Chef Next Door LLC for recipe development process to accompany this give-away was provided by Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery.