Friday, December 18, 2009



So it’s that time of year, time for for parties and get-togethers. But, as we all know, sometimes it's hard to make all the parties during the season. Sometimes it’s well past the holidays before you have a chance to connect with friends or family. That being said, what do you think about having a little wine and cheese mixer after the New Year, so you can invite the people you didn’t see over the holidays? That way, everyone is a little more relaxed and doesn’t feel the need to try and squeeze in another holiday party. So, that leads us to the box, what’s in it you ask?

The company called President Cheese has a a great idea which they call the President Brie Home Entertaining Kit. This is one great little gift to give or receive. I received my President Brie Home Entertaining Kit to sample for this review, and it was quite impressive. It arrived safely in its brown shipping box, but when I opened it was I surprised. It’s is in the large silver box (reminiscent of a Nordstrom box) with a satin ribbon bow on the outside. It was all set to go, if giving as a gift, or shipping directly to your gift recipient. This gift also includes tips to make any celebration a success.

If you are looking for help for a party or just want some entertaining how-to tips, the President Cheese website is really helpful. They even have flavor cards you can print out and display with each cheese, so your guest will know what to expect when they taste each cheese. You can also find suggestions on wine pairing, food pairing, and other cheese facts. They also offer recipes and How-to videos. The website really is a great help.

Entertaining Kit Contents:

Colin Cowie Colby Cheese Board and Tray with Accessories
Crate & Barrel Placecard Holders (Set of 8)
Crate & Barrel Place Cards
Bold Point Pen
Deluxe Lunch Cooler with ice pack to keep your cheese cold while traveling
3 Brie Logs

I have to say, this was a huge hit at our recent office gathering. I had to bring an item in for snacks prior to our luncheon and thought this would be the best choice, since alcohol was out of the question. I opened the package and sliced the logs into bite size pieces and placed on the board. I also had various types of crackers and fruit to add to the experience. If you don’t know much about Brie, it is a creamy and buttery cheese with an edible rind. It has a very subtle taste and the texture is creamy and smooth. It truly does go with almost anything.

So, this was supposed to be just a light snack until we headed out to our Christmas luncheon. I didn’t expect 13 people to go through 3 logs of cheese, the fruit, and crackers! Seriously, there wasn’t a crumb left. President Cheese, your kit was very entertaining for us; my boss also asked where he could get the kit for a party he was having on Christmas Eve. I directed him to the President Cheese website to find out where he could purchase all of the products they offer.

So, I did mention a giveaway, didn’t I? Well, the wonderful people of President Cheese thought that someone else should also have the chance to experience this lovely kit for themselves. Unfortunately, they are so overwhelmed with holiday orders right now; your prize pack will not ship until after the New Year. Remember the first paragraph of this post? Have that after holiday party with this wonderful kit. The contest will run from today, until January 4, 2010 at 9:00 pm pst. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the “You’ve Won” email from desperatelyseekingdeals(at)yahoo(dot)com, before I select another winner. Each comment must include your email address, if it is not in your profile. So, let’s get started.

Mandatory Entry – Leave a separate comment for each entry

*1 entry* Visit the President Cheese website and check out the recipes, then tell me one you want to try!

*1 entry* Follow my blog with Google friend connect on the right sidebar. If you do already, please advise.

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*1 entry* Follow me on twitter from the right sidebar link or by going to twitter and using @scrappydz (if you already follow please advise me of your twitter id)

*1 entry* (daily) Tweet the following: Win a President Brie Home Entertaining Kit @scrappydz (Ends 1/4/10) http://tinyurl.com/ygjzkmz Please RT (Your comment should include your tweetlink.)

*3 entries* Blog this giveaway with a link back to this post. (Don’t forget to leave three comments for each of this entry)

*1 entry* Enter any of my other giveaways!


*** I was provided by President Cheese with one Home Entertaining Kit for review purposes only. No other form of compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.
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177 comments:

suburban prep said...

Oh the Greek Feta Salad.
My family loved greek salad.
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coupleconcoction said...

I would LOVE to try the Brie Phyllo Torte with Fresh Raspberries!

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I too would try the Feta Salad.
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Jeanette said...

Oooh the feta and tomato tart sounds delicious!
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Michele P. said...

the Grilled feta with warm pepita salsa would be my choice of recipe to try, it looks very good!

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slehan said...

Yum! I want to try the cheese, spinach & pepper jelly combo. But did you notice that the picture and the words didn't jibe? Words say cheese, then spinach. Picture shows spinach then cheese. I like the picture's method better. Thanks for the contest.

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jenstill said...

The Goat Cheese stuffed Tomatoes looks wonderful; I'll try that.

Laura said...

I'd love to try the greek pita with feta spreadable!

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KristyRichardson1 said...

Baked Brie with caramelized plums... yum! KristyRichardson1 at gmail dot com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I want to try the Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Terrine with Toasted Pecans :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Carol W. said...

I'd like to try the Feta and Orzo salad. I love the combination of tomato and feta.
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Angie said...

The Feta and Tomato Tart sounds divine!! Many thanks for a fab giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

Madrigal Baby Swiss and Apple Toast Sandwich
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Alisia said...

The grilled feta and pepita salsa looks delicious.

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phoinex said...

i want to try the feta skewers
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Anonymous said...

Brie on garlic bread sounds tasty!

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The Bookworm said...

The Brie and Garlic Bread recipe sounds amazingly tasty! I think I'll give it a try as an appetizer for our New Year's party. :)

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Linda said...

I'd like to make The Brie on Garlic Bread recipe

bethany said...

Feta skewers look delicious! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Carolsue said...

I'd most like to try the Prosciutto Wrapped Brie with Figs
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Wendi P said...

Prosciutto wrapped brie with figs sounds super yummy!!

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Charity said...

The Brie on Garlic Bread looks good:) Please enter me. Thanks!!

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mandala said...

Its the Gourmet Spreadable Cheese and Smoked Salmon Canapé for us! I love salmon and cheese :)

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Deane said...

I would probably try the the grilled feta with warm pepita salsa recipe.
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Georgia Mist said...

Oh, I'd love to try the Brie and Turkey Croissant!
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Jennifer H said...

Mmmmm brie & turkey croissant. Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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Evan and Brighid said...

I would love to try the goat cheese stuffed tomatoes : )

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jerseygirl137 said...

I would love to try the Feta and Orzo salad

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Shelley said...

I would like to try the Brie Phyllo Torte with Fresh Raspberries. Sounds simply yet tasty. Thanks!
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sonotech63 said...

Brie on garlic bread, I could eat that as a meal. Doesnt it sound delish!

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notquitesohappilyeverafter said...

Goat Cheese Roulé Balls look amazing and I LOVE goat cheese!
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Kristie said...

Pub cheese mini frittatas sound good

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DEBIJOT said...

I would like to try brie on garlic toast.

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Margie said...

A Greek Pita with Feta Spreadable sounds very tasty!
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Anonymous said...

Wow this looks fantastic. would love to try the Brie Phyllo Torte with Fresh Raspberries, never made it with raspberries before. trishbazin@yahoo.com

Moni said...

The Brie and Turkey Crossiant sounds yummy.
Thanks!

Kel said...

I think I'd want to try the strawberry and feta salad!

Karen said...

I would love to try the Pub Cheese Mini-Frittatas.

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Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Feta and Tomato tart.
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Anonymous said...

Brie on Garlic Bread sounds great.

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Jackie said...

I'd love to try the recipe for the Brie and Turkey Croissant sandwich. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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Linda K said...

I like President Emmental cheese

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Birdie S. said...

Id like to try the Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes birdson@roadrunner.com

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Anonymous said...

brie and garlic bread sounds\so good lkp21@charter.net

Coupon Teacher said...

I would like to try the Feta and Tomato tart.

Anonymous said...

The Brie on Garlic Bread recipe sounds fabulous, I think it would be a hit at our game nights.
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The Queen Of Free said...

I would like to try the Feta Skewers.

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jbafaith said...

I think I would like to try
Gourmet Spreadable Cheese, Spinach and Red Onion Canapé
It just sounds good!

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Shannon said...

Oh, I'd love to try this one:

http://www.presidentcheese.com/recipes/index.html?action=showrecipe&recipealias=apple-toast-sandwich&recipeid=35

The apple toast sandwich - they look so great & bring two of my favorite foods together, cheese & apples!

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noreen said...

feta and tomato tart recipe sounds yuumy,
my four year old loves Prident brie!! She always asks for it at the store

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I would love to make the Madrigal Baby Swiss and Apple Toast Sandwich! yumm!
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Lin said...

I would love to try the Spinach Salad with President Herbed Feta crumbles with Tomato Basil. Yum!

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SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

I want to try the recipe for Grilled Feta with warm pepita salsa
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h. mcnaron said...

greek feta salad! with olives!

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maxfate said...

The Madrigal Baby Swiss and Apple Toast.I've never tried anything like it, but it sounds great!

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Teri K said...

Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Terrine with Toasted Pecans. I'll make this soon!

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