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Gorgonzola Piccante

Buttery with a sharp, somewhat spicy—or 'piccante' in Italiano—finish.

Quick Overview:

Creamy yet firm paste shot through with veins of blue—the older the cheese the more blue. Forget fashion. This is the best thing to ever come out of Milan.

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Cow
Rennet Type: Animal

The Flavor Experience

The older, more aged Gorgonzola—"Stagionato" or "piccante" retain a creaminess but are shot through with much more blue than the younger Dolce. The resulting cheese is buttery, fudgy with a lingering, spicy finish.

The Story

Gorgonzola, like Roquefort, is an ancient cheese. The recipe was developed as a solution to use up excess milk. In the early fall, cows would be led down from their Alpine pastures into the valleys of the Lombardy region. They would stop at the town of Gorgonzola to be milked. Gorgonzola Piccante recipes use Penicillium Roqueforti which tends toward stronger sharper flavors, while Dolce use Penicillium Glaucum—a milder, fruitier mold with a green hue. Piccante is aged sometimes twice as long and is graded on the amount of bluing in the paste.

Usage Tips

Pair with something sweet like Vin Santo. Chocolate covered almonds wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Full Description
$9.00
/ 8 oz.

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Product Description

Creamy yet firm paste shot through with veins of blue—the older the cheese the more blue. Forget fashion. This is the best thing to ever come out of Milan.

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Cow
Rennet Type: Animal

The Flavor Experience

The older, more aged Gorgonzola—"Stagionato" or "piccante" retain a creaminess but are shot through with much more blue than the younger Dolce. The resulting cheese is buttery, fudgy with a lingering, spicy finish.

The Story

Gorgonzola, like Roquefort, is an ancient cheese. The recipe was developed as a solution to use up excess milk. In the early fall, cows would be led down from their Alpine pastures into the valleys of the Lombardy region. They would stop at the town of Gorgonzola to be milked. Gorgonzola Piccante recipes use Penicillium Roqueforti which tends toward stronger sharper flavors, while Dolce use Penicillium Glaucum—a milder, fruitier mold with a green hue. Piccante is aged sometimes twice as long and is graded on the amount of bluing in the paste.

Usage Tips

Pair with something sweet like Vin Santo. Chocolate covered almonds wouldn't be a bad idea either.

SKU: CHIT221P

Straight From the Monger's Mouth
"Truly ancient and authentic blue from Lombardy." – Malachy E., Monger & Illustrious Illustrator
Country of Origin
Italy
Milk Type
Cow
Rennet Type
Animal
Rushed Shipping
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  1. Gorgonzola
    5

    Posted by Joseph Solomon on 9th Jun 2021

    Excellent

  2. Gorgonzola piccante
    5

    Posted by Joseph Solomon on 10th May 2021

    Awesome

  3. Great-Tasting Blue Cheese
    5

    Posted by Megan on 29th Mar 2021

    This blue cheese is delicious! Good flavor, but nothing too overpowering in my opinion. Also love the texture and that you can spread it on bread or crackers.

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