Best Use of the Worst Cheese - 2004
Melt Provel atop cracker-thin pizza crust smeared with tomato sauce and you get something akin to plastic lava. Yet when Minions proprietor Barb Laidlaw stacks her baguette-like sandwich bread with slices of fresh tomato and that very same Provel, your palate does cartwheels. A simple, straightforward and tasty lunch item -- the only other ingredient is fresh basil, which adds a nice depth -- the tomato sandwich has quickly become one of our favorites in town. The Provel's mild, creamy qualities play nicely off the vibrant, summery flavor of the tomatoes and the basil's more pungent notes. Who knew Provel could be such a team player?