Made from cow’s milk, and produced in Lombardia for centuries, Gorgonzola is Italy’s most beloved blue. Historically stored in caves to cultivate its characteristic mold, today Gorgonzola is inoculated with a culture during the cheese-making process and punctured to allow air flow and to encourage the development of its characteristic blue-veins. This world-renowned cheese is available in two distinct styles: Dolce, and Piccante. Dolce means sweet, and this 2-3 month old, semi-soft blue has only a slight bite. Because of its higher moisture content, Gorgonzola Dolce is milder and more luscious than the older Piccante. It is a classic after-dinner cheese paired with fresh fruit like figs or pears, and it melts beautifully stirred into rich sauces for gnocchi or pasta.