Gorgonzola Piccante PDO Italian Cheese - 200gr
A premium raw-curd cheese aged for two/three months and pierced several times to encourage themould’s development. The ageing leads it to acquire a dense and often crumbly consistencyand a strong, spicy, very distinctive flavour.
Gorgonzola Piccante DOP is a soft, sharp, aged blue cheese made with pasteurised cow's milk. The cheese took its name from a small town in Lombardy near Milan, where it said to have been born in the 12th century. It has an ivory, marbled crumbly paste speckled with a homogeneous distribution of liberal blue veins. The rind is compact, rough, hard and grey in colour and usually comes covered in a tin foil. Flavours are strong, intense and sharp with a pungent, spicy bite coming early on. It takes a minimum of 80 days ageing to let Gorgonzola demonstrate its unique characteristics.
The cheese goes well with creamy sauces or salads. Enjoy it with a glass of marsala or port.
There are actually a few varieties, but the most popular are Gorgonzola Dolce and Gorgonzola Piccante. The main difference between Dolce and Piccante is that Gorgonzola Piccante's rind is thicker and dryer. Also, the taste of Dolce is sweet, whereas Piccante is spicy.