Satisfy Your Cravings with Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese + #Giveaway #MBPMOMSDAY20

  
Thank you to Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese for sending me these products to own to review. All opinions are my own.


Growing up, I never seemed to care much for eating cheese in my food. As an adult, I've been challenged on the subject of cheese and now my tastes have broadened. I am particular about the types I do enjoy, as I like fresh cheeses over grossly processed items. Over the past couple of years, I've started to experience the joy of tasting cheeses that come from individual farms rather than large vendors. 

Thus, I was very excited at the opportunity to try Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese. Located in rural Wisconsin, Crave Bros., a family owned dairy farm, started to make fresh cheese in 2001. Using green and sustainable farm practices, Holstein cows produce dairy milk that is shipped directly to the cheese factory, thereby producing fabulous farmstead cheese. 

Crave. Bros sent me a Chocolate Pie Kit (complete with an Oreo Pie Crust and a 12 oz bag of chocolate chips), two 8 oz containers of Mascarpone Cheese, a 8 oz container of the new Chocolate Mascarpone Cheese, a Crave. Bros cooler, a Crave Bros. notepad, a recipe card, and a brochure about their farm and cheeses. I was slightly worried about shipping the cheese as warmer weather has hit NC, but there was no need! The shipment box contained an insulated bag and reusable refrigerator packs to keep the products fresh and cool! 

The Chocolate Pie Kit is so easy use! 

1) Remove Mascarpone from fridge to soften up. 
2) Remove wrapping from Oreo Pie Crust.
3) Melt 8 ounces of Chocolate in a Microwavable safe bowl.
4) Using a spatula, mix melted chocolate with two 16 oz. Mascarpone Cheese containers.
*An added note also reminds the Pie-Maker that a favorite liquid "spirit" such as Kahlua or Baileys Irish Cream can be added into your mixture. Due to lack of items in the household, I did not partake in this step, but it sounds yummy!*
5) With spatula, dump entire mixture into pie crust.
6) Cover pie. To set, place in fridge at least one hour. 
7) Cut and eat a fabulous chocolate pie!




*Note- the instructions do not say to soften the mascarpone. I did not do this first. The mascarpone was too stiff to stir by hand (possibly using a mixer would have made a difference) so I had to wait until it softened to get all of the lumps out. *



So, readers, you might be wondering about the taste and texture of Mascarpone Cheese. Mascarpone is a sweet cheese used mainly in desserts, such as tiramisu, pastries, and trifles. Crave. Bros describes their Mascarpone as "silky and rich" and made with "farm fresh sweet cream." I have to admit- before mixing the chocolate and cheese, I had two spoonfuls of the Mascarpone on it's own. It was a very tasty smooth cheese! While made with sweet cream, the mascarpone itself is not overly sweet. It can be used as a spread on cookies and fruits, as a replaceable for casseroles, or as part of a blend for dips and desserts. 

The chocolate Mascarpone is just as wonderful. Anyone who knows me knows that I have an affinity for all things chocolate, so to make a chocolate cheese is absolutely wonderful! I haven't finished it yet, but have used it as a dip with local fresh strawberries and have been thinking it would go great with biscotti or sugar cookies! 

I would 100% recommend you to check out Crave Brothers Farmstead cheeses and gift-boxes. You might make the cheese-lover and/or chocolate lover in your family very happy! 


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Mascarpone Cheese isn't the only type of cheese available! Fresh Mozzarella, Cheddar Cheese Curds, and Farmers Fresh Rope String Cheese can be ordered on the Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese online store .

Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella might be available at your local Whole Foods or Kroger Grocery. Check the "Where to Buy" portion of the website for more buying locations. Other gift boxes, such as a cheese sampler, are also found on the online store. 

Check out Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Facebook for more information about the farm, recipes, and Crave Brothers cheeses!

Does your family have a favorite pie that makes its way to the dessert table often?

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WANT IT? WIN IT!





Two lucky readers will win their very own Crave Chocolate Mascarpone Pie Gift Box!

Chocolate Pie Gift Boxes contain an Oreo pie crust, two 8 oz containers of Crave Brothers Mascarpone Cheese, a bag of chocolate chips, and a recipe card. 




This giveaway is open to US residents, 18+. Just use the handy dandy RC entry form below to enter for your chance(s) to win! Come back every day and do the daily entry options to increase your chances of winning! Winner will be announced on the MBP blog and notified via email at the close of the contest.

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Good Luck!





27 comments

  1. I would like to share this with my kids and husband.

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  2. I would share with my daugher and husband

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  3. One of my favorite cheeses is Havarti

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  4. I would share this with my next door neighbor (who is also a friend).

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  5. I would share this with my hubby!

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  6. I would love to share it with my family!

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  7. I would love to win this prize for my wife. She loves pie.

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  8. I would love to share this with my son.

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  9. This would be nice on date night!

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  10. I love just about any cheese except Blue Cheese.yuck

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  11. This would be so fun to make with my husband!

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  12. My and my sweetheart have been doing a lot more cooking- and he LOVES Oreos so this would be great fun.

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  13. Extra Sharp Cheddar is one of my favorites!

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  14. I tried Boar's Head Dill Havarti the other day and it is delicious!

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  15. with my mom and grandma!

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  16. I like all kinds of cheese! :)

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  17. We love to cook with cream cheese!

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  18. I would share this with my family.

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  19. I really love baby swiss on ham or tuna sanwiches.

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  20. I would share with my cousin.

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  21. I would share with my family.

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  22. I like Cottage Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese.

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  23. I really like pepper jack when I want a spicy cheese.

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