Caronzola is a soft, surface-ripened blue cheese made from pasteurized cow's milk and cream. It has an ivory coloured paste that is lightly dotted with blue moulds and covered by a fluffy white rind. The creamy texture and mild taste is easily appreciated by cheese connoisseurs of all palates.
The cheese is inspired by an Italian tradition. A cheesemaker from the north of Italy mixed a blue cheese with a soft cheese and to his surprise it turned out to be delicious and popular throughout the region.
Caronzola has won the 1st prize in its category at the British Empire Cheese Show. Try pairing it with a Barley wine, Style Ale Lager to bring out the delicate flavours.
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