No, not me, the cheese. Prima Donna is a delicious nutty cow's milk cheese which when left to temper on the counter becomes a decadent afternoon treat. Its tender, crunchy texture and creamy, almost butterscotch-y flavor are addictive. A chunk of this cheese with a dollop of fig jam and Carr's water crackers will take the edge off even the hungriest of appetites and calm the most volatile temperaments with ease.
Since we do not serve plain old cheese and crackers professionally, though perhaps we should, I have been working on a composed dish which highlights this tremendous cheese. Here we combine it with a block of cranberry-horseradish puree,
eggnog-cardoons and orange rum caramel. These accompaniments push and pull the flavors of the cheese across our palate in a delicious and satisfying exchange of flavors and textures.
That's today's combination. What would you serve with your Prima Donna?