Archive for June, 2010

Congratulations to the Winning Bloggers!

June 4, 2010

Finally the winners for the Vive le Cheese best blog post competition have been chosen. Getting to this point has been a triumph!

First bloggers had to eat several kilos of French cheese (no complaints there) then they let their creative juices rip with fantastic photography and well chosen words to make original, informative and entertaining blog posts.

Then it was over to the judges: Patricia Michelson at La Fromagerie; Laurent Damiens at CNIEL and Denise Navarro also at CNIEL. They read each post on the hunt for top quality writing and stunning visual presentation. They found it. The standard of entries was very high and reflected the vitality and diversity of UK food blogging as well as we Brits love of French cheeses.

There were two categories the best written blog post and the best visual blog post, both attracted a wide range of entries. Here are the judges favourites:

THE BEST WRITTEN BLOG

Runners Up

Gourmet Chick Cara Waters‘  review of the bloggers evening at la Fromagerie really appealed to the judges because it showed off her enjoyment of the event.

There were two favourites that showcased French cheese and drinks. The first from Lucy Bridgers at Wine Food and Other Pleasures concentrated on classic cheese and wine pairings

Meanwhile Susanna Forbes from Drink Britain demonstrated that the entente cordial is alive and well by partnering French cheese and British drinks. Roquefort and Lagavulin malt whisky is a revelation!

Second Place

But it was Miquel Ros’ blog Gourmet Origins which took second place with an in-depth look at Brie. ‘This has great historical content and a real focus on authenticity,’ said Patricia Michelson.

Congratulations Miquel a copy of Patricia Michelson’s new book Cheese is on its way to you.

First Place

The top spot went to Craig Linton at Fund Raising Detective whose post about the bloggers event at La Fromagerie really showed off his curiosity about the cheese and appetite to learn.

A box of cheese worth £100 is on its way to you. We are sure you will enjoy it!

BEST VISUAL BLOG POST

Runners Up

Kavita Favelle’s blog post on Kavey Eats includes some great pictures of La Fromagerie. They really demonstrate the sense of discovery that we all felt as we learnt more about the wonderful topic of French cheese.

Another visually impressive blog came from Patrick Carpenter who included a video on his post which shows his passion for munster cheese.

Second Place

However the lovely summery pictures and original recipe made Anne Faber’s post on Anne’s Kitchen a very strong contender in second place.

We hope that Patricia Michelson’s book Cheese provides you with further inspiration. It’s on its way to you.

First Place

And the first place prize went to Gail Haslam at One Million Gold Stars. ‘The content of her blog on the bloggers event at La Fromagerie was really engaging and the photographs are beautiful’ said Patricia Michelson.

Congratulations we hope you enjoy your £100 cheese box.

So a big thank you to all who participated in the Vive le Cheese bloggers competition. It’s been a great read!

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