Gorgonzola is a straw-white, soft cheese with greenish streaks deriving from a process called “erborinatura” in Italian, that is the creation of moulds.
This cheese is creamy and soft, with a peculiar, typical taste. Soft gorgonzola cheese is slightly spicy; spicy gorgonzola, whose curd is more blue-veined, is thicker and more crumbly.
In order to enjoy better soft gorgonzola qualities, it is recommended that you take it out from the fridge at least thirty minutes before consumption.
Both types of Gorgonzola cheese are produced with pasteurised milk coming from cattle stations placed in the origin area, milk enzymes, and selected moulds giving the cheese its peculiar streaks.
Maturing lasts at least 50 days for softer types, and more than 80 days for spicy Gorgonzola.
Thanks to Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola DOP