McKinney Mommas: Wine and Cheese, please! #WineDown Giveaway Hop - ends 1/21 Google+

Monday, January 7, 2013

Wine and Cheese, please! #WineDown Giveaway Hop - ends 1/21




Wine Down Hop

Hey McKinney Mommas favorite readers!  Welcome to the Wine Down Giveaway Hop hosted by The Review Wire and McKinney Mommas! This event will run from Jan 7 through Jan 21, that gives you enough time to settle back, pour a glass of wine and hop on down the list and enter all the Giveaways! 

Each blogger is giving away prizes valued $25 or more. The Review Wire is hosting the GRAND PRIZE, a Wine Prize Pack valued at $81, which includes Wine Charms, Bottle Covers and Must.Have.Wine Book!

McKinney Mommas has teamed up for the second time with Formaticum, to offer you an awesome Cheese Paper Gift Set for you or your favorite foodie. 

Including
  • One pack of Cheese Paper containing fifteen 11" x 14" sheets and thirty labels. 
  • One 'Eat More Cheese' tote bag. 
  • One Cheese Log with space for 55 cheeses.

Cheese Paper Gift Set

Formaticum is known for it's gourmet cheese papers, which help extend the life of your favorite cheeses (gourmet or not) by allowing the cheese to breathe, thereby preventing mold and spoiling. 

I can tell you that since hosting a giveaway for their cheese papers early last year, I have not wrapped a single block of cheese in anything BUT their papers since!

I love cheese so much, that I often have multiple blocks....let's say 4-5 different types minimum in my fridge at any given time (so sue me). I used to not be able to finish each cheese, before they started having a little green mold on the surface that I'd have to cut off, or some slime beginning to form. 

Since using Formaticum's cheese papers, I can't remember the last time I saw mold (the bad kind) on my cheese

Enter to Win Formaticum's Cheese Paper Gift Set by completing the Rafflecopter Form, and don't forget to scroll all the way down to find the links to the other blogs participating in the "Wine Down Giveaway Hop"

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94 comments :

  1. I was not aware that cheese needed to breathe. I thought if you wanted to keep cheese better longer, you were supposed to remove all the air and plastic wrap cling was a good thing.

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    1. You'd think so...right! Yeah, I used to too, but after using these cheese papers I found I was totally wrong. My Saran wrapped cheese declined so much faster than my cheese paper wrapped cheese!

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  2. I don't have a favorite type of cheese, although my digestive system sure does. Being lactose intolerant and loving cheeses of all kinds means that I have to be very careful of the types that I eat. I have found that for best results, I must stick to the very hard cheeses. The softer they are, the more my system rebels.

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  3. heather says: Gouda is good
    hg temp addy at hot mail dot com

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  4. lasts longer if it is stored in a breathable wrap

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  5. Wrapping & storage for cheese

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  6. There is no wrong way to wrap...just fold up cheese and it stays fresher...Erinn A

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  7. Store each type of cheese separately. (wish I could get the man to believe this, I'm tired of my gruyere smelling like cheddar)

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    1. @auntietina - Ha! Tell that man to get with the program! Cheese likes their own space...just like he does when he's watching football (if I may be so bold to stereotype...which I never do ;-)

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  8. My absolute favorite is a strong bleu. Yumm.

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  9. Honestly? Romano. I'm a nightmare at italian restaurants.

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  10. The cheese paper mimics the cheese cave environment! How neat!

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  11. Gorgonzola...but I seriously love ALL cheese!

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  12. I learned that there are eight places in Ohio where I can buy their products. One of those is in Akron, which is not too far from where I live!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  13. I love brie and camberbert cheeses. But then, I love nearly any cheese!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  14. I learned that Formaticum Cheese Paper is manufactured in France.

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  15. I love gourmet cheeses especially Gouda. Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Keeps cheese fresher, longer
    Dena

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  17. Our premium wrapping & storing paper and new storage bags allow cheese to breathe while maintaining optimal humidity.

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  19. how to wrap and store cheeses properly

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  20. colby debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  21. The cheese papers are made in France and are two ply.

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  22. I learned the paper allows cheese to breathe while maintaining optimal humidity

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  23. I learned that non-porous materials trap all moisture, allowing water to accumulate as drops that cause surface mold and accelerate spoilage.

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  24. I like swiss cheese or mild cheddar

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  25. I love emmentaler and swiss, muenster, and some mild German cheeses...tilsiter and butter kase :)

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  26. it keeps cheese at the optimum humidity...awesome... but can you possibly reuse the papers, for the same kinds of cheese?

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  27. my fav cheese would have to be sharp cheddar

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  28. I learned that the Cheese paper is BPA free.

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  29. It is made in france and is bpa free!

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  30. I didn't know if had to be stored seperately

    Samantha D
    dull2000 at cox dot net

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  31. Fontina is my fave!

    Samantha D
    dull2000 at cox dot net

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  32. That storing cheese in non-porous materials (I suppose my zip lock bags count!) can cause the cheese to smell and taste like ammonia. Who knew?!

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  33. I love all cheese!! But the sharper the flavor, the more I enjoy it. Except blue cheese, not a fan!

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  34. I love havarti on sandwiches!

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  35. There is not one particular "right" way to fold or wrap your cheese with the cheese paper! Which is good, since I will probably be bad at it.

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  36. I LOVE cheese, but I think my favorite is brie.

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  37. I learned that plastic wrap is bad for cheese!

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  38. I learned that the cheese paper acts like the natural casing that cheese has!

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  39. I love most cheeses, but I think Brie is my ultimate favorite!

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  40. I didn't know that cheese needed to breathe - I always put mine in plastic wrap or a baggie thinking it's going to prevent mold

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    1. @Laura, Right? Me too, until I found this product. It totally makes a difference and adds SO much life to your cheese!

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  41. I learned this is a paper to keep cheese fresh longer. boy do I want to try that!!!

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  42. I love all three of the cheeses mentioned. Today I pick gouda as my favorite!

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  43. I like cheese! Goats milk gouda is my favorite.

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  44. I learned that the cheese storing and wrapping paper allows the cheese to breathe while maintaining the optimal humidity.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. My favorite is sharp cheddar and muenster.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  46. I love white cheddar.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  47. I learned that they also have cheese bags - how easy is that?

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  48. My favorite cheese is a really good aged provolone that my Dad sends me from a cheese shop in Philadelphia.

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  49. I learned that cheese is living and needs to stay alive to taste its best.

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  50. I like gorgonzola and fontinella

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  51. it's been featured in bon appetite magazine

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  52. i did not realize that cheese bags was even a thing
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  53. My favorite type of cheese is Brie, and I learned that the paper lets the cheese breathe and controls the humidity preventing it from drying out.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  54. I learned that their premium wrapping & storing paper and new storage bags allow cheese to breathe while maintaining optimal humidity :)

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  55. I learned that apparently paper will help my cheese stay fresh longer.

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  56. blue cheese please

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  57. It keeps cheese fresher for longer!
    Miz Vickik

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  58. KEEPS CHEESE FRESH, LONGER

    ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

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  59. This is so interesting, because you would think that you want to keep the air out, but apparently that is so not the case!

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  60. I didn't know cheese had to breathe! No wonder my goat cheese doesn't last after it's opened! Thanks for making me learn that!

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  61. muenster was my absolute favorite when I was younger, but now I like havarti and goat cheese.

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  62. the paper allow the cheese to breathe

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  63. It extends the life and flavor of your cheese by controlling the humidity.

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  64. My favorite cheese is feta. Yum, yum.

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  65. the paper allows the cheese to breathe

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  66. The cheese paper is for wrapping up your good cheese and it keeps the cheese from molding!!

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  67. I learned that it is like Gore Tex paper for cheese!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  68. Cutting soft cheese while is cold will be cleaner and will make it easier to move the cheese to the serving dish. Harder cheeses such as Parmigiano-Reggiano or aged Gouda are much easier to cut at room temperature. For hard cheese, a sharp cheese knife with an offset handle is the professional utensil of choice. For soft cheese a cheese harp, wire or Roquefort bow will ensure clean cuts without deforming shape. Always use clean tools to prevent the introduction of new molds or bacteria.

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  69. I learned that it extends the life of the cheese. I also learned that they have cool products like, Cheese Dome - Bamboo Base.
    Michelle Tucker

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  70. Dill havarti is my absolute favorite, followed closely by baby swiss.
    michelle tucker

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  71. i learned how to taste cheese
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  72. Keeps your cheese longer. I gought 6 packages today alone. Trader Joes has tons of different types and I hate to have it turn moldy. Cheese is great for our low carb meals.

    spcale at yahoo dot com

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  73. Port de Salute!


    spcale at yahoo dot com

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