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Gorgonzola Piccante Eighth Wheel

Gorgonzola Piccante Eighth Wheel
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Price: $89.99 NZD
Availability: In Stock
Model: CSIT-GP8
Average Rating: Not Rated

 

 

Gorgonzola’s greenish-blue mold gives this cheese a sharp flavor that contrasts nicely with the creamy paste. It is sharp, crumbly and assertive in flavor. It pairs well with berries, pears, peaches, plums, walnuts and honey. For an authentic Italian treat, try it with the region’s mostarda di Cremona, a sweet and spicy fruit chutney.

 

Gorgonzola is also excellent in risotto and polenta, mixed into vinaigrette, melted on pizza or used as a dip.

Legend has it that this cheese was created by accident: An inattentive cheesemaker left some fresh milk out to drain for too long. Hoping it wouldn’t make a difference to the batch of cheese he planned to make, he used the resulting curd anyway. Months later, he found that some of his cave-aged wheels had a strange blue-green streak of mold. With some trepidation, he tasted the new cheese and found it was terrific. Today, most blue cheeses are injected with mold-producing bacteria to speed the process along. This modern process has had little effect on the flavor of the cheese and most gorgonzola is still cave aged for some period of time.

Price per eighth wheel (Approxmiately 1.5kg). Equates to $43.47kg Ex GST.

Shipped Chilled.

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