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Taleggio

  • Made from cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Region: Bergamo

  • Type: semi-soft

  • Texture: creamy

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: creamy

  • Aroma: pungent

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Synonyms: Taleggio DOP, Taleggio PDO

Taleggio DOP is the world's oldest soft cheese, having been created in the 9th century in Bergamo, located in the Val Taleggio region of northern Lombardy. During the cheese-making process, acidic milk is brought to the laboratory and then placed on wooden shelves in chambers and caves, following tradition. To prevent mould infestation, the cheese is washed once a week, which gives it its pungent aroma. Its creamy taste is more reminiscent of Gorgonzola Dolce, being mild and sweet.

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