- Prep time
- 5 minutes PT5M
- Cook time
- 20–30 seconds PT0
- 2–4 servings
Indulgent and infinitely luscious, locally produced Mt. Tam features all the buttery notes you could want from a triple cream cheese. Brûlée it with a couple tablespoons of sugar and some orange zest to create a lovely, savory-sweet appetizer or wow-moment dessert.
- 1 package Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam cheese
- ½ teaspoon orange zest, grated
- 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 orange zest 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.