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 edible (but often not preferred), with a rose-orange color and with grey, yellow or light green mold spots. The cream colored paste is elastic, slightly compact, with some small holes.
The flavor is mild, sweet, lightly acidic and if you allow the cheese to come to room temperature you may not even be aware of the aroma, unless you will be very close to the cheese.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in pieces of 8 ounces and 1 pound and you can also purchase an entire form of approx. 5 pounds.