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Igor Gorgonzola Piccante

Dark Blue Veined Beauty

It‚Äôs not a com¬≠plete cheese plat¬≠ter if the most pop¬≠u¬≠lar Ital¬≠ian cheese isn‚Äôt a part of it. Why of course, the Gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la blue cheese comes to mind. Need the unique vari¬≠ety? Then the Gor¬≠goron¬≠zo¬≠la Pic¬≠cante or so-called the spicy gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la. This priced cheese has remained on the tables of many Ital¬≠ians for cen¬≠turies, and for good rea¬≠sons. Gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la offers cheese lovers, a crum¬≠by, soft, mar¬≠ble-like tex¬≠ture that entices your palate and makes you wish for more.

Tast­ing Notes from the Curator

Igor Gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la Pic¬≠cante is the old¬≠er cousin of our Gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la Dolce. If you are more into the fla¬≠vor and nut¬≠ty aro¬≠ma, then give in to the seduc¬≠tion of Gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la Pic¬≠cante which is made with the peni¬≠cil¬≠li¬≠um roque¬≠for¬≠ti mold. You are set for a dark bluish, veined cheese with mold through¬≠out its ivory sur¬≠face, and though less moist than Gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la Dolce, it is still creamy and sweet, with a great sharp¬≠ness and tart¬≠ness that lingers in the mouth. 

Pair­ings

Made from pas¬≠teur¬≠ized cow milk, there are lots of things you can com¬≠bine with your tasty Gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la Pic¬≠cante. Igor Gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la Pic¬≠cante can be used in cream sauces for meats and pas¬≠tas, crum¬≠bled over salads.There are indeed many ways to have your gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la. How¬≠ev¬≠er, if you just want to enjoy it in all its mouth¬≠wa¬≠ter¬≠ing good¬≠ness, then go ahead and dig in with grapes, pis¬≠ta¬≠chios, and hon¬≠ey tag¬≠ging along. 

For wine par¬≠ings, choose to pair this spicy blue cheese with your favorite sweet dessert wine or sparkling. You may also select well-struc¬≠tured and aged red wines.

An Award­ed Native Cheese

Gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la is a native cheese to Italy. This loca¬≠tion is filled with high and plain lands that are blessed with high¬≠ly skilled arti¬≠sans, cream¬≠eries, cat¬≠tle, and for¬≠age. Gor¬≠gonzo¬≠la might not have been as pop¬≠u¬≠lar as its French coun¬≠ter¬≠part, Roque¬≠for¬≠ti, but today, what came to exis¬≠tence based on a love sto¬≠ry, now goes through sev¬≠er¬≠al stan¬≠dards to ensure the utmost qual¬≠i¬≠ty. The cheese in the EU has a PDO sta¬≠tus, and in Italy, a DOC. There is even a con¬≠sor¬≠tium cre¬≠at¬≠ed to mon¬≠i¬≠tor its process. Prod¬≠ucts that have met the utmost stan¬≠dards are then award¬≠ed the large G on their label.

Storage Instructions

Keep refrig¬≠er¬≠at¬≠ed. Store wrapped in foil/‚Äčplastic or air¬≠tight con¬≠tain¬≠er. Once opened, con¬≠sume with¬≠in 1 week.

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