- Prep time
- 5 minutes PTM
- Cook time
- 20–30 seconds PT0
- 2–4 servings
An Italian cheese with a silky-soft interior, Carboncino brûlées beautifully. Add a sprinkle of tarragon to bring out the cheese's tangy-sweet flavor.
- 1 package Carboncino cheese
- 1 tablespoon tarragon, chopped
- 1–2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Place cheese in the freezer for 20 minutes to ensure a slightly firm texture. After 20 minutes chilling, remove cheese from freezer, and with a hot, wet knife, shave off the top rind to expose the interior.
Evenly sprinkle the tarragon over the surface of the cheese, followed by the sugar. With a kitchen torch, brûlée the sugar until it is golden to medium brown. Hold the flame 2–3 inches over one section of the sugar until it begins to melt and just starts to brown. Then quickly move on to the next area. Be careful not to hold the flame over one part for too long, as it will burn the sugar. Serve immediately.