Italian Gourmet Cheese

Browse our excellent selection of gourmet cheeses from Italy. Gorgonzola, Parmigiano Reggiano and Mozzarella may be the best known Italian cheeses, but so much more is coming from this southern European nation. Don’t overlook the Pecorinos, the Fontinas, Asiago and Taleggio and many more. Italian cheese is versatile and many cheeses are great in recipes; they add an extra dimension in both taste and texture to your cooking options. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.

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Our Featured Italian Gourmet Cheese
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There are many tales about Gorgonzola cheese's origin. This great Italian gourmet cheese from Lombardy was simply known as 'stracchino' or 'stracchino verde' in the early twentieth century; an Italian gourmet cheese made from the milk of cattle tired from their long spring and fall treks to and from the Alpine pasture. As the cheese grew in popularity, a more specific name was needed and the choice fell on Gorgonzola, one of the many villages where such cheeses were made. Young cheeses are sold as 'dolce' thus the final name Gorgonzola dolce. Our award-winning Gorgonzola Dolce is made by Igor, a company that started in 1935 and is run by the 3rd generations of the the Leonardi family that has invested in innovating the manufacturing processes while respecting the tradition and the environment by using natural ingredients to produce a D.O.P. Gorgonzola. Gorgonzola read more...
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  • Parmigiano-Reggiano is a member of the Grana family of very hard Italian cheeses and it has been produced in small-size dairy farms for many hundreds of years. In the English-speaking world this famous cheese is generally known as Parmesan. Parmesan cheese is made in squat drums which look rather like small beer barrels. The rind is a shiny golden brown color and has the name of the cheese printe... read more
  • Ricotta Salata is a dried, salty, aged sheep's milk cheese from Sicily. Ricotta means re-cooked and Salata means salted. It is sometimes called Ricotta secca, or Ricotta Pecorino. The cheese is made from the whey part of the sheep milk and is very white. Ricotta Salata is made from fresh ricotta that has been pressed, salted and aged for at least 90 days, the result is a firm cheese, ideal for gra... read more
  • Taleggio D.O.P. is a soft Italian gourmet cheese that is considered a delicacy when served in dishes or when served on its own as a delightful Italian taste treat. It is a gourmet cheese of very old origins, perhaps even before the 10th century. Its regional origin was the Val Taleggio, in the province in Bergamo, from which derives the name of the cheese. Currently the area of production and ripe... read more
  • La Tur is another lovely creation of mixed milk cheeses of the cheese manufacturer Caseificio dell'Alta Langa from the Piedmont region in Italy. La Tur is a small 8-oz. triple cream cheese that almost looks like a pastry in its own little paper cup. This gourmet cheese is made from a mixture of cow's, goat's and sheep's milk, has a mousse interior and a mushroomy aroma. The cheese has a straw col... read more
  • There are many tales about Gorgonzola cheese's origin. This great Italian gourmet cheese from Lombardy was simply known as 'stracchino' or 'stracchino verde' in the early twentieth century; an Italian gourmet cheese made from the milk of cattle tired from their long spring and fall treks to and from the Alpine pasture. As the cheese grew in popularity, a more specific name was needed and the choic... read more
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