Prima Donna introduces pre-packed wedge
Due to an increasingly busy lifestyle and a growing number of smaller-households, consumers demand smaller, lighter and easy-to-use packaging. Acting on this food trend, Prima Donna introduces a pre-packed wedge of 5.3 oz. exact weight for the award-winning variety Prima Donna maturo.
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NEW: Prima Donna now also available as flakes
Prima Donna, elected ‘Best European Cheese’ in 2013, now introduces prepackaged cheese flakes. With a practical, re-closable package of 90g, the consumer can enjoy the unique taste of Prima Donna even easier. Prima Donna is delicious in cold dishes like salads. Thanks to its perfect melting characteristics, Prima Donna also shines in hot dishes like pastas.
Prima Donna flakes will attract a convenience-orientated target group and gives Prima Donna an impulse. The 90g packages are packed per 10 in an attractive display box.
Prima Donna is free from gluten and lactose (<0,1g lactose per 100g) by nature.
Prima Donna awarded with DLG-gold
Prima Donna is awarded with gold by the Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Geschellschaft (DLG). The DLG is an independent German organization for agriculture and food research and enjoys high prestige in Europe. The institute subjects the entered cheeses to a detailed investigation to examine the sensory quality. Experts evaluate the cheeses on taste, consistence, scent and appearance.
The unique quality of Prima Donna maturo was recognized by the jury with a total of 4,87 points. Prima Donna is the unique specialty cheese for anyone who enjoys the Italian way of life. The unique combination of the wonderful flavor of Parmesan and traditional Dutch cheese describes this exclusive cheese. Because of their excellent melting characteristics Prima Donna also shines in hot dishes.
Prima Donna maturo is naturally free from gluten and lactose (<0,1g lactose per 100g).
Prima Donna forte wins BRONZE at World Cheese Awards
Prima Donna, a premium specialty cheese brand of Vandersterre Groep (The Netherlands), has been recognized with a bronze award at the World Cheese Awards in Birmingham, England.
2,777 cheeses participated at the world-famous cheese show, which is organized by United Kingdom’s Guild of Fine Food. In the category “Any very hard cheese” Prima Donna forte convinced a jury of 250 cheese experts with an extra mature and piquant taste.
This specialty cheese is a unique combination of the wonderful flavor of Parmesan and traditional Dutch cheese and is extra-long ripened. Prima Donna forte has a lightly crumbly consistency and a strong and sweet, nutty taste. Is very well suited for warm dishes or on a cheese board.
Prima Donna forte is lactose and gluten free.
Prima Donna ‘Best European Cheese’
Prima Donna cheeses - a unique combination of Parmesan and traditional Dutch cheese flavors - recently won a GOLD Award in the category ‘Best Dutch Cheese’ at the Global Cheese Awards and was also elected as ‘Best European Cheese’.
The Global Cheese Awards has being held in England for 150 years now and is one of the most famous cheese competitions. Each year approximately 1,000 cheeses are submitted worldwide in 170 different categories. This year’s Global Cheese Awards took place September 13th and 14th in England. Prima Donna maturo won over the jury – which included cheese masters of major retailers and culinary specialists – with its excellent, extra mature and full-bodied taste. The jury awarded Prima Donna maturo not only the best cheese from Holland, but also the best cheese from all of Europe.
In the category ‘Single Specialty Hard Cheese,’ the extra-long ripened Prima Donna forte won a GOLD Award and was elected ‘Best Hard Specialty Cheese’.
Prima Donna leggero is the light variety in the Prima Donna family
and contains only 17.5% fat content (30% of the cheese). This cheese specialty with its eye-catching light-blue label features a light, yet piquant flavor, making it the ideal cheese for health-conscious consumers. Moreover, Prima Donna leggero is now even tastier, creamier and easier to cut in slices thanks to its improved quality. This light cheese tastes great in a salad or on bread and is lactose and gluten free.
You can find the most delicious recipes with Prima Donna leggero here.
Prima Donna stands out with attractive new look
Prima Donna, the premium line of specialty cheeses featuring a unique combination of Dutch Gouda and Italian Parmesan flavors, is now available in an exciting new look. The brand’s appealing redesign emphasizes the high-quality character of Prima Donna cheeses at in a sophisticated way that’s sure to stand out at every cheese counter.
Prima Donna is naturally aged – like fine wine – until it reaches the pinnacle of flavor. For this reason, Prima Donna cheese does not age for a set amount of time, but rather until it acquires a particular flavor profile. Throughout the aging period, there are three different varieties identified as the pinnacle flavor stages: fino, maturo and forte, each one offering a unique Italian taste sensation. A fourth variety, leggero, contains only 17.5 % fat content (30% of the cheese) and features a light, piquant flavor, making it the ideal cheese for health-conscious consumers.
Prima Donna cheeses are real delicacies on their own and also pair well with a good glass of wine. Because of their excellent melting characteristics, Prima Donna cheeses also shine in hot dishes.
Prima Donna in the Amsterdam Cheese Museum
As of this week, Prima Donna cheese is exhibited in the Amsterdam Cheese Museum. The museum shows the more than 600 years long tradition of Dutch cheese. All the wealth of Dutch cheese varieties are collected here in the center of Amsterdam. There is the opportunity to freely taste and compare different sorts of Dutch cheese and there is an attractive shop, with sellers in traditional Dutch clothes. You can buy your favorite Prima Donna cheese here as well. The museum is just a step from the Anne Frank House, on the other side of the Prinsengracht and daily open from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Prima Donna Lactose and Gluten free
Did you know that all Prima Donna cheeses are lactose and gluten free?
Therefore people with lactose or gluten allergies can also enjoy Prima Donna!
The flavor of Prima Donna is very unique and distinguished. The Prima Donna family offers four different varieties each with its own flavor. Each Prima Donna variety offers unique and tasty possibilities in use. Because of its excellent melting characteristics Prima Donna is very special in hot dishes. You can find the most delicious Prima Donna recipes here.