Prima Donna Cheese

Picture of prima donna cheese
Approx. Weight: 8 ounces
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Approx. Weight: 1 pound
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Gourmet-Food Fast Facts
CountryNetherlands
ImportedYes
MilkCow
Pasteurized MilkYes
TextureFirm
Animal RennetYes
Gluten-freeYes
Award WinnerYes

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.

We hand-cut and pack this cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound.


Ingredients: cultured pasteurized milk, salt, rennet.
Reviews
A delicious cheese. Everyone I have introduced to this cheese loves it!


My favorite cheese, my whole family's favorite cheese. Complements any pasta dish and is excellent on crackers. Yummy.
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