Blu di Caravaggio Dolce
Quick Overview :
The kissing cousin to cow's milk Gorgonzola. Buffalo blue; who knew?
Country of Origin: Lombardy, Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Buffalo
Rennet Type: Traditional
The Flavor Experience
There are Italian blue cheeses besides Gorgonzola that you need to be trying. Blu del Caravaggio is made from the same recipe as traditional Gorgonzola, but the buffalo milk instead of cow's milk makes it more substantial... creamier, sweeter and more dense overall. It's got a tougher rind than some blues, yet the paste is decadently creamy and has the beautifully distinct taste of rich buffalo milk.
Buffalo milk cheeses are higher in natural butterfat than cow's milk cheeses - the good kind of fats, the ones that keep your body healthy and your cheese tasting delicious. This blueish/greenish veined cheese is made from rich Italian buffalo milk from Northern Italy.
However you'd use Gorgonzola, sub this in instead. You can crumble it on salads, but we prefer a thick slather on a slice of dark bread and your favorite honey or inky dark cherries on top. It's also surprisingly nice with a cup of black coffee, like a side of cream.