This is the season we wait for all year long. The days are still long and good for swimming, but the evenings are a bit milder and perfect for a campfire. The garden is in full swing with plump and fragrant tomatoes, crisp and snappy beans, our fave summer sweet corn and so much more.  We’re loving every gloriously delicious moment of this season.  

With produce at its best, this is truly a season to sit back and relish every bite of your food.  There is a wide variety of fruits and veggies in season and little needs to be done to enhance what you’re working with – which is good because some of these days are still pretty hot and oven usage should be kept to a minimum, i.e. for pie.  

Here are just a few of our favorite recipes for summer that we think you’ll enjoy, but there are even more in our full recipe collection. So, sit back, relax with something cool and refreshing and hold on to every drop of summer. Here are ten of our favorite recipes to help you relish every moment of it. 

Tomato Galette

Put a summer twist on a traditional French Galette with the addition of fresh crumbled goat cheese. This dish has summer written all over it.  

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Honeyed Crème Fraîche Ice Cream

Homemade cherry jam and crème fraiche are swirled into a honey base ice cream. A sophisticated flavor combination for a classic summertime treat.  

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Grilled Radicchio Salad

Grilling radicchio helps draw out some of the bitterness in this hearty and beautiful vegetable. We balanced this with sweet clover blossom honey fresh goat cheese, a sprinkle of fresh parsley, rich buttery walnuts, and a drizzle of balsamic and olive oil.  

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Grilled Shrimp with Garlic Butter

Simplicity perfected - grilled shrimp gets a boost of flavor from fresh garlic and a splash of lemon.  

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Herbed Crème Fraîche Salad Dressing

There's nothing like whipping together a homemade salad dressing to really up your salad game.  This herbed crème fraîche salad dressing is packed with a bit of richness from the crème fraîche, sweet tartness from the cider vinegar, and extra brightness from the freshly chopped herbs.  Use this dressing to top anything from a simple green salad to grilled vegetables.   

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Watermelon Salad

This watermelon and fresh goat cheese salad is easy to assemble and super refreshing on a hot day.  

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Lobster Boil

The epitome of summer a lobster boil, which is best enjoyed outdoors. Minimal cooking time results in a feast for all. So, melt some cultured butter and get dunking. 

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Brown Butter Ice Cream

We added candied toasted pecans and dark chocolate to this brown butter ice cream which makes it an even more decadent treat. Browning the butter makes the ice cream base particularly fragrant and flavorful. It takes a little bit of extra time to make ice cream but is well worth the effort. 

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Crème Fraîche Coleslaw

Tangy and crunchy, this fresh take on coleslaw will be a welcome addition to any meal.  Pair it with pulled pork or layer it on a sandwich for extra crunch.  Serve alongside some grilled salmon or chicken, burgers or ribs. 

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Berry Slab Pie

A slab pie for a crowd and crust lovers alike. With a mix of juicy berries, hint of orange zest and dollop of crème fraîche, this is the perfect summer pie.  

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About Betsy 

Betsy manages content marketing and creative production at Vermont Creamery and believes that the eyes eat first.  

An avid baker, home cook and artisan cheese devotee, Betsy is at home in the kitchen and behind the lens of her camera, crafting food that tastes as great as it looks. 

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