Prima Donna Cheese

Award winning Prima Donna cheese is aged until it reaches the pinnacle of flavor, just like a fine wine. There is no set amount of time for aging, but a particular flavor profile is required. The flavor is a lovely cross of Gouda and Parmesan giving this Gouda product a unique Italian taste.

Prima Donna is easy to spot, a large Gouda-style cheese with a ruby red label, officially called Prima Donna Maturo. This Dutch gourmet cheese is aged until it reaches the flavor profile that was set for the maturo; it is not aged for a pre-set amount of time, like the majority of cheese. This cheese is respected and allowed to take its own sweet time, like waiting on a beautiful woman to arrive, always worth the wait. This Dutch beauty is spicy and with a little bit of an Italian temperament. Prima Donna combines the traditional way of Dutch cheesemaking with the intricate flavors of Parmesan a cheese that is clearly different from the traditional Dutch Gouda-style cheeses. Prima Donna Maturo has small holes, often filled with protein-salt crystals, one of the characteristics of the cheese and why it is said to have Parmesan characteristics. In 2014 and 2015 this Prima Donna received a Gold Award for 'Best European Cheese' at the Global Cheese Awards in the UK. Excellent on a sandwich, in soups or sauces or as a snack. Prima Donna brings out its innate sensation with red wines such as a Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah or Zinfandel. A great alternative among the Dutch matured cheeses.
More Information
Brand Name Prima Donna
Ingredients Cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes.
Milk Source Cow
Rennet Type Animal
Rind Type Wax
Milk Treatment Pasteurized
Country Netherlands
Dietary & Lifestyle Gluten Free
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