Flavour Profile: Gorgonzola is a classic blue and for good reason. With a thicker, drier rind, this blue is wonderfully rich in flavour. The blue veins are more developed and lend the cheese an intense and spicy character.
Drink Pairing: As UB40 said, red red wine. We love this with a full-bodied, juicy red, such as Talo. It also pairs excellently with port. Go big and bold!
About the Maker: “Produced in both the Piedmonte and Lombardy regions of Italy, Gorgonzola Naturale is a cow’s milk blue cheese with a big history. The town of Gorgonzola was a traditional resting point in the spring and autumn for the herds of cows making their way back and forth between the alpine pastures of Lombardy. Local farmers took advantage of the surfeit of milk that arrived in the town and used it to make cheese. They also discovered a natural strain of Penicillum Glaucum mold in the area that, if allowed to develop, caused the cheeses to taste much better than before. Subsequently, they actively encouraged its growth and Gorgonzola was created. Today there are about 40 producers of Gorgonzola Naturale, and Italian law dictates that Gorgonzola can only be made in either Lombardy or Piedmonte.”
How to Enjoy: This is the perfect cheese to add to any dish! Try it in risotto with wild mushrooms or with sweet juicy fruit like pears, apples, or persimmons. It also works really well crumbled into a salad with some walnuts!
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