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Gorgonzola Creamy & Sweet Dop


Gorgonzola is one of Italy’s best known cheeses and certainly its most famous blue cheese. This creamy or “sweet” version of the popular Italian cheese was developed to please people who found the traditional piccante version to be too intense and strong. This “cremificato” version retains more whey making it softer, milder and much creamier than the original. Though perhaps more legend than reality, the story goes that a young cheesemaker, hurrying to meet his lover, forgot to properly mix the curds from the evening milking. Returning home the next morning he found the the cheese hadn’t knit properly leaving fissures between the curds. Blue molds filled the cracks and a classic was born. Our Gorgonzola cheese is selected and aged by Luiggi Guffanti, a third-generation family operation famous for their remarkable aging facility and skill. While all of their cheeses are equisite, they are perhaps best known for their Gorgonzola. The company, founded in 1876, got its start with Gorgonzola. Luigi Guffanti purchased an abandoned silver mine. The conditions of the mine were perfect for aging Gorgonzola. He hand selected wheels of the blue cheese form neighboring farms, finished them in the mine, and began what is now one of the most-esteemed facilities in Italy. Organoleptic properties Aspect and texture: sweet, creamy paste with widespread bluish-green marbling. The rind is light reddish and is usually protected by tin foil Taste: strong and sweet but not overpowering. Serving suggestion Gorgonzola is perfect with full bodied, aged, red wines, sweet and liqueur wines, rum, hot Italian fruit chutney, red onion preserve, Vin Santo or Marsala gelatine. Celery stalks. Rye bread and polenta. If you love Italian pasta, you will love Gorgonzola ravioli. Wondering how to cook them? Read our ravioli recipes. And if you have no time to prepare hand-made pasta, have a look at our filled pasta selection. Ingredients Pasteurized cow’s milk, traditional rennet, lactic ferments, penicillum, salt.

About Sensibus LLC
"Sensibus is an online specialty food store. We sell high-end food products of the European and American Gastronomic Tradition, selected with the utmost care and expertise. Among our leading products, there's a wide range of Italian and French cheeses and a special selection of Italian truffles. Our products exemplify profound respect for nature, tradition and quality certifications, as well as traceability of the food supply chain." --- Sensibus LLC; More Details

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