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Gorgonzola

Creamy blue-veined cheese.

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Gorgonzola is now a Milan suburb, but according to legend was once a town where the famous blue-veined cheese originated in 879 AD. This creamy cheese, made from unskimmed cow's or goat's milk, can be buttery or firm in texture, crumbly and quite salty. Gorgonzola's first name was 'stracchino di Gorgonzola" referring to the green marble (mould) effect achieved by autumn milking when the cows (or goats) returned from mountain pastures.