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Friday, April 8, 2011

Cracker Barrel Cheese Review and Giveaway

As you may have summed up from other posts on my blog I grew up eating strange things.  You can take peanut butter, bread, and your favorite item and make many combinations of sandwiches.  Peanut butter and banana peppers are my favorite (Ha!  Thought I was going to say bananas didn't cha? Well, that is good too!) Peanut butter and cheese is also delicious,  but I remember our most frequent and favorite snack.

We would turn on either Wild Kingdom or watch the Disney movie that was on that night (showing my age), grab a frozen Coke (Yes in the actual glass bottle), saltine crackers, slice up some hot peppers, and grab the Cracker Barrel Cheese.  Top a cracker with a slice of cheese and peppers and Oh my goodness you have one Spicy snack.

When I received my Cracker Barrel Mailer and opened it up, the packaging immediately brought back these memories!  We loved Cracker Barrel cheeses and I really cannot remember my dad purchasing any other types.  Guess what I had for snack last night?  Ahhhhh memories!  

The mailer included Cracker Barrel Natural Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese and a beautiful cheese board with all the cheese cutting accessories included in a convenient swivel space underneath the cutting board.





The cheese is absolutely delicious!  We had some summer sausage lefter over so we used it along with the peppers.  I think that an old tradition has become something new at our house.

Cracker Barrel cheeses come in so many different varieties.  Here are just a few. To see all the varieties you can check out the Kraft Website here.
  • Cracker Barrel Cheddar New York Aged White
  • Cracker Barrel Cheddar Extra Sharp White
  • Cracker Barrel Cheddar Sharp (Won Bronze Medal in the Cheddar 6 Months - 1 Year Class)
  • Cracker Barrel Cheddar Sharp Marbled
  • Cracker Barrel Cheddar Sharp Reduced Fat
  • Cracker Barrel White Cheddar with Cracked Black Peppercorns (Won Bronze Medal in Flavored Hard Cheese Class)
  • Cracker Barrel Aged Reserve Cheddar
  • Cracker Barrel Medium Cheddar
You can find Cracker Barrel and most grocery stores at around $4.39 for a 10 oz. package.
Check out some great recipes by visiting Kraft Recipes.

Like wine with your cheese?

If you like to pair your cheese with a great glass of wine check out their site for their Go-To Entertainment Guide and while you are there, check out their great tips and more!

Entertaining Tips
  • Cut cheese fresh from the refrigerator. It is easier to cut when cold.
  • Set cheese out 30 minutes to one hour before guests arrive though, because cold temperatures mute the flavor.
  • If you don't have a cheese slicer, use a potato peeler to cut thin slices of hard cheeses like Parmesan and Asiago.
  • Set out permanent markers for guests to write their names on their wine glasses. The ink washes off glass with a little soap & water!
  • Slate serving boards are great for displaying your cheese. Use chalk to write the names of the cheeses right on the board.
Would you like to win the same mailer as I did?  Read below how!

The Giveaway
One lucky Victoria's Voice follower will receive the mailer shown above that includes One of Cracker Barrels famous cheeses and a cheese board.   See giveaway rules below.



GIVEAWAY RULES
Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents and ends at 11:59 PM on 4/24/2011.  The winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be notified by email.  The winner will have 24 hours to claim prize or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
Please ensure that you have my email saved in your contacts so that your notification email should you be selected does not go to your spam folder. You can get my email address by clicking on the contact button at the top of the blog.  


MANDATORY ENTRY 
Visit Kraft Cracker Barrel and leave a comment tell me what is your favorite flavor of cheese or what is one you would like to try.  This entry must be done before the Extra Entries in order to qualify for the giveaway.

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Good Luck!!

This post was written for Family Review Network and  Cracker Barrel who provided the Cracker Barrel Cheese and Cutting Board for review and giveaway in exchange for my honest opinions."


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