Meaning 'sweet' in Italian, Gorgonzola 'Dolce' DOP is a soft, blue, buttery cheese made with whole, raw cow's milk. The cheese took its name from a small town in Lombardy near Milan, where it said to have been born in the 12th century. Gorgonzola Dolce cheese has a white or pale yellow, buttery and melty paste speckled with a homogeneous distribution of blue coloured veins. The rind is compact, rough, hard and grey/pinkish in colour but not edible. Flavours are not very assertive but sweet, mild with notes of sour cream and lactic tang.
Comparable Cheese: Gorgonzola, Cambozola
Pairing: Vin Santo, Prosecco