fromagelier (a la sommelier)
i am packing a picnic dinner for tomorrow night - so far i've settled on prosciutto on ciabatta. i really like it as is, with a dab of butter but it might be nice to have some cheese also.
i am looking for a good cheese to go with the prosciutto. after some browsing, it seems that goat cheese is a good choice, or brie. are there any other suggestions? i'm not a big fan of goat cheese and brie just seems kind of boring. what about fontina?
thanks in advance!
There's an amazing French product I found at Costco (unfortunately, my membership is now gone, so I don't have the specific brand) that is a goat milk-based spreadable cheese - Trader Joe's has recently started selling a similar product. It has a little of the tang of goat cheese without such a heavy flavor and would go fantastically.
But since you don't like goat - the first thing I thought of was a really fresh mozarella, the ciabatta drizzled with a little olive oil and rubbed with a garlic slice...but maybe that's almost too traditional...
staying with the italian theme, what about gorgonzola, or cambozola? More interesting than brie or fontina.