Gorgonzola dolce: cheese of the month
Gorgonzola dolce is a soft and mild blue cheese. It has a pale cream-colored paste speckled with blue and green veins. This sweeter and milder blue cheese is an ideal choice for people that find other blue cheeses too strong or pungent.
Good to know:
--So gooey and soft you can spread it like butter!
--Gorgonzola dolce ("sweet") is milder and gentler than gorgonzola piccante (“spicy”).
--It is one of the oldest blue cheeses in the world and was already being made as far back as the 9th century.
Serving ideas: Pair with figs. prosciutto, and caramelized walnuts. Spread it on bread and top it with preserves. In a creamy sauce for pasta or gnocchi.
Pour a glass of: A soft red or white wine. Sparkling wine. A classic Belgian ale. Dessert wines like Vin Santo.
Milk source: Cow
Origin: Northern Italy
Texture: Very soft
Aging: Three-four months