Mauri Formaggi Gorgonzola Piccante DOP


Gorgonzola Piccante is a traditional Italian blue cheese for which the technique for making can be traced back to at least the 10th Century. “Piccante” means “spicy” and this version of the famous Italian blue is a much denser, fuller-bodied cheese than its cousin, Gorgonzola Dolce. The aroma is pungent and the flavour is strong and spicy with a pleasant tang and fruity, sweet finish.

A little history about Gorgonzola Piccante 

Gorgonzola originates from the village of the same name where cows once rested after returning from their annual grazing on the rich summer pastures of the Italian Alps. In the1920’s, Emilio Mauri built a large factory in the small mountain village of Pasturo, not only to collect and ripen local cheeses, but also to make cheese. Lombardy’s rich green pastures and clean mountain air are the reason for such high quality milk. Another advantage the Mauri family has is the unique maturation process that benefits from the natural caves of Valsassina, where the cheese is aged. The natural caves offer the perfect microclimate for maturing cheese.

*DOC = Denominazione di Origine Controllata (Controlled Designation of Origin)

Goes well:

Off-dry and aromatic white wines, dessert wines, fortified wines

Similar cheeses:

Stilton, Fourme d’Ambert

150g pre packed portion

Cheese Details
  • Cheese Type: Blue
  • Country: Italy
  • Milk Type: Cow
  • Pasteurisation: Pasteurised
  • Rennet Type: Animal Based
  • Classification: Artisan

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