Italy's most famous blue, this sampler is a great way to taste all the different ages and styles of Gorgonzola, from mild to sharp. Gorgonzola is a soft, creamy Italian blue cheese that is a member of the Stracchino family of cheeses. Gorgonzola originated in the town of the same name near Milan, Italy in the 8th century. Since then, it has become a staple in restaurants and home kitchens around the globe. Try for yourself why this blue has been enjoyed for over twelve centuries! This assortment includes:
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- Gorgonzola Dolce: The youngest, sweetest member of the Gorgonzola family, this cheese is luscious, creamy, and has a mild blue bite. (8 oz)
- Gorgonzola Piccante: Stronger and firmer, with a more pronounced flavor and sharper bite, this is the Gorgonzola that has become world famous. (8 oz)
- Mountain Gorgonzola: Carefully aged and allowed to develop a natural rind, this is a Gorgonzola for connoisseurs. The richness of the cheese blends perfectly with the titillating flavor of the blue veining.
- Tuscan Honey: A classic Italian dessert is to drizzle a wedge of Gorgonzola and serve with crisp apples, creamy pears, and earthy walnuts. The sweetness of the honey adds the perfect contrast to the salt in the cheese, while just slightly tempering the bite of the blue. (8.9 oz)
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