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Gorgonzola Piccante is a soft cow's milk cheese with widespread blue-green marbling, typical of northern Italy. This cheese is aged for 300 days and made with a "double paste" technique, or mixing the evening's curd with that of the morning, which has been used for many years in the production of Gorgonzola. According to legend, Gorgonzola was invented by a lovesick cheese maker who, in his haste to meet his lover, forgot the curd in a cauldron over night only to mix it up on the following morning. The resulting cheese had a wealth of folds and crannies which encouraged the development of savory molds inside the cheese as it ripened.
This Piccante version of Gorgonzola is robust and bold in flavor, and pairs well with red wine, polenta, and mostarda spreads.
This item is prepared by our cheesemongers and ships directly from our salumi & formaggi counter at Eataly Chicago. If you are ordering any salumi & formaggi items, they will ship separately from all other items that you order. To ensure the freshness of your Salumi & Formaggi, this item ships separately overnight with a $35 shipping fee. Orders placed Monday through Wednesday will ship by Thursday of the same week. Orders placed from Thursday through Sunday ship by Tuesday of the following week.