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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Taleggio is a soft Italian gourmet cheese that is named after the valley of Taleggio, Val Taleggio, in the Bergamo Alps and dates back to even before the 10th or 20th century. This old cheese is considered a delicacy and can be served on its own with crackers or in dishes. Taleggio was recognized a DOP in 1996 and the supply of milk, the production, the ageing and packaging of this cheese are exclusive to a number of Italian provinces. Taleggio is considered a stinky cheese, the natural rind of the cheese is thin, and soft and read more...
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  • Gorgonzola is the most popular Italian blue cheese. The 'dolce' version or often referred to as sweet Gorgonzola, is characterized by a soft texture with a limited soft blue-green marbling. The flavor if this, almost spreadable cheese is delicate, coming from at least 50 days of aging. Gorgonzola Dolce is made from pasteurized milk from cows living in the Piedmont and Lombardy regions of Italy. On... read more
  • It all started more than 8 centuries ago and it is amazing how this cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, is still made in the same way, producing top quality cheese we all love and cannot live without. Many of us refer to Parmigiano-Reggiano as Parmesan, but don't be fooled, there are many Parmesan imitators out there. The real deal Parmigiano Reggiano PDO a hard, cooked and slowly matured cheese, made fr... read more
  • Caciocavallo Silano is a tangy stringy semi-hard ancient Italian cheese, which is made from cow's milk, it shares the taste of an aged Provolone with a meaty flavor and hints of almonds. Although a traditional, this is no ordinary cheese. Our Caciocavallo Silano is in the shape of a tear drop or gourd, with a small knob at the top. It is aged in molds astride (cavallo) horizontal rods, for at leas... read more
  • This Northern Italian cow's milk cheese is a pantry staple. It is not trying to make the statement of its assertive cousin, the classic mountain cheese Fontina Val d'Aosta. This Fontina stays tried and true in its wheelhouse. Fontina is a 'Go To' cheese for almost every occasion and pairing. It is a great compliment with its nutty flavor and its semi-soft texture. The cheese has a yellowish paste,... read more
  • Ricotta Salata is a wonderful combination of nutty and creamy with just a hint of salt. Aged 90 days, this semi-firm cheese has a smooth, white appearance and a rather dry texture, perfect for cubing, crumbling or shredding. It boasts a pleasant milky flavor, coming from the whey part of the sheep’s milk. This is such a great cheese to keep handy; it can be the star or the supporting role. You can... read more
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