There are many tales about Gorgonzola cheese's origin. This great Italian gourmet cheese from Lombardy was simply known as 'stracchino' or 'stracchino verde' in the early twentieth century; an Italian gourmet cheese made from the milk of cattle tired from their long spring and fall treks to and from the Alpine pasture.
As the cheese grew in popularity, a more specific name was needed and the choice fell on Gorgonzola, one of the many villages where such cheeses were made. Young cheeses are sold as 'dolce' thus the final name Gorgonzola dolce.
Our award-winning Gorgonzola Dolce is made by Igor, a company that started in 1935 and is run by the 3rd generations of the the Leonardi family that has invested in innovating the manufacturing processes while respecting the tradition and the environment by using natural ingredients to produce a D.O.P. Gorgonzola.
Gorgonzola dolce has a fragile rind which may have some powdery patches. The paste is white to pale yellow with greenish-blue veins. The texture is quite creamy; moister than Stilton and more buttery than Roquefort; it is almost spreadable. We are sure you will enjoy this fine Italian gourmet cheese.
We cut and wrap this cheese in wedge of 1 pound and 8 ounces or you can buy a quarter wheel of approx. 3 pounds.
Please note that wheels vary slightly in total weight, you will be charged for the actual weight of the quarter wheel that you will receive.
Ingredients: pasteurized cow's milk, salt, rennet, enzyme, Pennicilium Roqueforti.