Archive for April, 2010

Competition Deadline Extension – Midnight on Monday 3rd May 2010

April 28, 2010

A couple of bloggers have asked if we can extend the deadline for the French cheese blog post competition so they can work on their posts over the bank holiday weekend. As there is no practical reason why we can’t do this we have decided to say yes!

So the new deadline for the Vive le Cheese blog post competition is now midnight on Monday 3rd May 2010.

We’ve had a lot of great entries into both the best visual French cheese blog post category and the best written post category, so the competition is getting tough. However with such great prizes: two £100 cheese boxes and two signed copies of Patricia Michelson’s new book Cheese, to be won, it is hardly surprising that bloggers are feeling inspired.

Of course that doesn’t mean they can’t be beaten, so if you’ve got a great French cheese blog post idea but haven’t had time to work on it, we hope the extra three days will give you the opportunity to get creative and send us your tastiest French cheese blog posts. We are looking forward to reading them on Tuesday.

We look forward to receiving your competition entry posts at

vivelecheese@sopexa.com by midnight, Monday 3rd May 2010.

How to enter

1. Get inspired, get writing, photographing and videoing.

2. Select your best work and submit it by midnight, Monday 3rd May 2010 via a link to

vivelecheese@sopexa.com

You may choose to enter your blog posting into both the visual and written categories.

Prizes

The Best Written Blog

First Prize

A French cheese hamper provided by La Fromagerie worth £100.

Second Prize

A signed copy of Patricia Michelson’s newly published book Cheese published by Jacqui Small

The Best Visual Blog

First Prize

A French cheese hamper provided by La Fromagerie worth £100.

Second Prize

A signed copy of Patricia Michelson’s newly published book Cheese published by Jacqui Small

The Judges

Patricia Michelson, owner of La Fromagerie and author

Laurent Damiens,  CNIEL

Denise Navarro, CNIEL

Competition Rules

1- Open to residents of the UK, except employees and their families of Sopexa UK, their agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion. Entrants under the age of 18 must have a parent’s or guardian’s permission to enter.

2-  Entries close on midnight, Monday 3rd May 2010 and must be submitted via a link to

vivelecheese@sopexa.com. Only one entry into each category i.e. visual and written allowed.

3-  The winner will be notified by email within 30 days of the closing date.

4-  The promoter cannot accept any responsibility for entries damaged, delayed, corrupted or not received for any reason whatsoever.

5-  There is no cash or other alternative prize available, except that in the event of circumstances outside of its control the promoter reserves the right to provide a similar prize of equal or greater value.

6-  The decision of the promoter in all matters is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

7-  For the name and the county of the winner, send a SAE marked ‘Vive Le Cheese/Winners’ to Sopexa (UK), Buchanan House, 24/30 Holborn, London EC1N 2HS.

Blog Post Competition – Last Chance to Win a £100 Cheese Box!

April 24, 2010

Vive le Cheese Competition for the Best Written Blog and The Best Visual Blog

Only a few days left to go before the closing date of our Vive le Cheese blog post competition (30 April 2010). We’ve had some great entries already in both sections: visual posts that make the mouth water and the tummy rumble and written posts that make fantastic reading and great food for thought. But the game is far from over, the cheese lady has yet to sing… who knows what will pop into the Vive le Cheese inbox (vivelecheese@sopexa.com) in these next few days. We are looking forward to finding out.

Some bloggers, intent on research, attended an evening at La Fromagerie, London where they were treated to cheese tastings, a visit to the affineur room and a recipe and wine-matching workshop. However, the competition is open to all UK-based bloggers and as French cheese is such a vast and fascinating subject there are a wide array of topics that could be covered, we are delighted (but not surprised!) to see that there are plenty more interpretations arriving with all sorts of ideas as to what makes a great French cheese blog post. So if you missed out on La Fromagerie event, don’t feel you must miss out on this competition.

What is so exciting about this competition is that as there are an ever-growing number of blogs, each with its own individual style, there could be as many ideas as to what makes a great French cheese blog post as there are French cheeses! And at the last count we made that figure over 1,000!

We think that French cheeses are one of the world’s greatest food products and we know from talking to bloggers that a lot of you think the same! So we can’t wait to see lots and lots of blogs which celebrate the diversity, finesse, flavour and tradition of French cheeses.

We look forward to receiving your competition entry posts at

vivelecheese@sopexa.com by 30 April.

How to enter

1. Get inspired, get writing, photographing and videoing.

2. Select your best work and submit it by 30 April 2010 via a link to

vivelecheese@sopexa.com

You may choose to enter your blog posting into both the visual and written categories.

Prizes

The Best Written Blog

First Prize

A French cheese hamper provided by La Fromagerie worth £100.

Second Prize

A signed copy of Patricia Michelson’s newly published book Cheese published by Jacqui Small

The Best Visual Blog

First Prize

A French cheese hamper provided by La Fromagerie worth £100.

Second Prize

A signed copy of Patricia Michelson’s newly published book Cheese published by Jacqui Small

The Judges

Patricia Michelson, owner of La Fromagerie and author

Laurent Damiens,  CNIEL

Denise Navarro, CNIEL

Competition Rules

1- Open to residents of the UK, except employees and their families of Sopexa UK, their agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion. Entrants under the age of 18 must have a parent’s or guardian’s permission to enter.

2-  Entries close on 30/04/2010 and must be submitted via a link to

vivelecheese@sopexa.com. Only one entry into each category i.e. visual and written allowed.

3-  The winner will be notified by email within 30 days of the closing date.

4-  The promoter cannot accept any responsibility for entries damaged, delayed, corrupted or not received for any reason whatsoever.

5-  There is no cash or other alternative prize available, except that in the event of circumstances outside of its control the promoter reserves the right to provide a similar prize of equal or greater value.

6-  The decision of the promoter in all matters is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

7-  For the name and the county of the winner, send a SAE marked ‘Vive Le Cheese/Winners’ to Sopexa (UK), Buchanan House, 24/30 Holborn, London EC1N 2HS.