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 20th 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.
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.
This item usually ships from our Atlanta facility one business day after the day the order is processed.
This item is perishable and will require an insulated shipping container and freeze packs and must ship by shipping methods taking a maximum of three days.