Cheese 101

Cheese 101 ~ Prima Donna, a Dutch Cheese

Prima Donna ...... how can you not immediately be drawn to a cheese with such a name?  What type personality does the name make you think of?  Bold? Vivacious?  A little cheeky?  This cheese is one of my favourites, being similar to a Gouda but with more personality.  With a nutty, almost caramel-like flavour, I… Continue reading Cheese 101 ~ Prima Donna, a Dutch Cheese

P'tit Sainte Maure
Cheese 101

Cheese 101 ~ P’tit Sainte Maure

With Christmas approaching I thought it might be wise to highlight some cheeses in the upcoming months, as I love trying new cheese and revisiting old favourites to include them in cheese platters for the season.  I absolutely love most cheese from France, and our cheese today is a fresh goat cheese.  It's one of… Continue reading Cheese 101 ~ P’tit Sainte Maure

Parmesan-Reggiano
Cheese 101

Cheese 101 ~ Parmesan-Reggiano

Today our highlighted cheese is Parmesan-Reggiano.  Made in the Parma and Reggio Emilia regions of Italy for over 900 years, Parmesan originated in the Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries of the region, using water, salt and milk. During the 14th century these monasteries had a monopoly on the cheese and exports were common, yet because of… Continue reading Cheese 101 ~ Parmesan-Reggiano