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Gorgonzola Dolce, Castel Regio

In 1914, Arrigoni Battista began making Taleggio and other traditional cheeses of Lombardy using old family recipes. Today, the company is located in the town of Pagazzano, in the heart of Lombardy, and is recognized as a leading producer of traditional DOP cheeses. Arrigoni sources milk from both its own dairy herd and from nearby farms. The company employs artisan techniques, such as hand-salting and aging on wood, as a means of honoring tradition.

This Gorgonzola has a softer, creamier paste than others that you might find in the U.S. The paste is pale yellow, buttery and mottled with blue veining. It offers flavors of sweet cream and yeasty, balanced by a mild piquancy from the blue mold.

Farm / Company: Arrigoni/Rogers Collection

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Proprietor: Arrigoni Batista

Affineur:

City, State: Pagazzano

Region: Lombardy

Country: Italy

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Soft

Aging: 50 days

Size(s): 3-pound piece