Gorgonzola Dolce

Rich, luscious, winey.

  • Pasteurised
  • Cows' Milk

Marco Arrigoni makes one of the finest Gorgonzola Dolce available: rich, winey and luscious, with just a subtle hint of blue.

Made by Marco Arrigoni in Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy.

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Made by Marco Arrigoni in Treviglio (val Taleggio), the home of Gorgonzola (the dairy is only 12 miles from the town of Gorgonzola).  He is the third generation of a family that has been farming there since 1920.  Using milk from their own farm they now make a range of cheeses including Gorgonzola Dolce and Taleggio.

Gorgonzola Dolce is a difficult cheese to make, as it is so soft and rich. The classic Italian cheese needs to be handled very gently and turned frequently during production to drain, before being aged for three months.

This Gorgonzola is a ‘Dolce’-style (pronounced DOL-chay), specially selected by The Courtyard Dairy to be sweet, rich and winey, unlike the Gorgonzola ‘Piccante’-style which are firmer and spicier.  (Dolce means sweet).

Although the Dolce version is a more recent creation, Gorgonzola itself can be traced back as far as 879 when farmers moving their cows down the valley would stop at the village of Gorgonzola to rest and milk their cows.  A cheese would then be made with this excess milk – Gorgonzola!

This product will have two weeks’ shelf life from the date of delivery.  Conveniently, at checkout you can choose a delivery date even well in the future if you would like your cheese delivering for a specific event.

Ingredients: Milk, salt, cheese cultures and rennet.