This delicious Gorgonzola PDO Piccante (sharp or Mountain Gorgonzola) is a soft, compact, slightly crumbly cheese with a bluish-green marbling.
Gorgonzola Piccante is full of character with an assertive, spicy flavour and a lovely pronounced aroma.
It is perfect on its own with crusty bread or crostini or as part of a quality cheese board. Gorgonzola Piccante makes a lovely green salad or gourmet sandwich base and makes an excellent base for rich, creamy sauces. Pair with a full-bodied red or Moscato style white.
What is Gorgonzola PDO cheese?
Dating back to the 8th century, the cheese is named after the town of Gorgonzola, near Milan, where it originated.
Gorgonzola is a soft cheese with blue veining made from pasteurised cow’s milk. There are two types; dolce (sweet) which is mild and creamy and piccante (sharp) with a stronger flavour and more discernible veining. It is thought to be the second most imitated cheese in the world after Parmesan!