Igor Gorgonzola Dolce DOP
The Blue-Veined Beauty
An Italian blue cheese known to be sweet & creamy with hints of spice flavor. Made from cow’s milk, it takes four months to attain full ripeness. Comes in 200 g and 1.5 kg wedge variants.
Tasting Notes from the Curator
Soft Gorgonzola Dolce cheese is often referred to as sweet gorgonzola and is characterized by its blue-green marbling. Its taste is supple and luxurious with a hint of tangy creaminess.
The soft and creamy gorgonzola cheese is best matched with soft, savoury wines. In the selection of White wines, you may select from Riesling, Pinot Bianco, Orvieto Classico are excellent matches. Among the Rosé wines: Chiaretto del Garda and Lagrein Kretzer. As for Red wines in general: Valtellina superiore, Sassella, Dolcetto with any origin, slightly sparkling Barbera, Chianti Classico, Teroldego, Merlot del Triveneto, Sangiovese di Romagna, etc.
Naturally Lactose Free
Igor Gorgonzola cheese is certified “naturally lactose free” by the Italian lactose-intolerant Association (AILI), and is until today the only PDO cheese to have obtained this important certification. In Gorgonzola the absence of lactose is a natural result of the production process of this cheese. It is rich in protein and calcium and naturally free from gluten and lactose, Gorgonzola has a cholesterol content in a hectogram of product equal to the turkey breast, chicken, dried beef, sea bream or sea bass. For this reason, people who are intolerant or who do not digest lactose can find Gorgonzola a precious ally for not giving up taste and pleasure.
Keep refrigerated. Store wrapped in foil/plastic or airtight container. Once opened, consume within 1 week.