Our Featured Italian Gourmet Cheese
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.
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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.
We will be adding exciting new Italian Gourmet Cheeses frequently, so come back soon!