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Taleggio Cheese

One of the classic cheeses of the food world, Taleggio is a wonderful ingredient and one of the most popular of our cow’s milk cheeses. Hailing from Lombardy, Italy, where it’s made from the milk of local cows, and matured in caves for about 6-8 weeks. With a creamy, supple texture and a smooth and almost fruity flavor, Taleggio melts beautifully, which makes it a great choice for fondue, paninis, and cooked dishes like risotto and pasta.

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Taleggio DOP
Taleggio DOP
from Italy by Cade Ambros

Rich and smooth, with hints of fruitiness to its pate, this soft Lombardy cheese is a great accompaniment to salads and a choice cheese for dessert.

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Taleggio DOP Bramante
Taleggio DOP Bramante
from Italy by Cremonesi

Soft and creamy, this luxurious Taleggio Bramante is aromatic and bursting with rich, fruity flavor.

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Taleggio is a semi-soft, washed-rind cheese from Italy, recognized for its pungent aroma and creamy, tangy flavor. With a thin, orange-pink rind, this cow's milk cheese offers a unique culinary experience.

How It’s Made

Made from the flavorful milk of the cows that live and graze upon the verdant Val Taleggio valley. This cheese falls under the category of washed rind cheeses, which are “washed” in brine during the aging process, coaxing fresh, fruity, and slightly acidic notes to the forefront of its profile. These intricate flavor characteristics and bold smell play opposite its wonderfully smooth, velvety texture and buttery mouthfeel. Aged from 6 to 10 weeks, its aromatic and complex taste is impressive for a cheese so young.

Made using old, cherished techniques passed down for generations, washed by hand, and carefully aged. Don’t be put off by the intense aroma of this gourmet ingredient– behind its potent aroma lies an incredibly mild cheese with a beautifully fruity finish.


Taleggio is a wonderfully versatile cheese, and one of its secrets is its amazing melting properties. This is a great cheese to add to paninis and grilled cheese recipes. You can easily add it to a fondue or grate it over risotto, polenta, or a plate of pasta. Shave and add to salads, or go the simple route and add Taleggio straight to your cheese boards!

Delicious served alongside, adorn your cheese tray with crusty bread, honey, or fruit preserves to balance its creamy texture and tangy flavor. Complement it with nuts, such as walnuts or hazelnuts, and pair it with medium-bodied red wines like Barbera or Chianti.

Looking for a substitute? Turn to Gruyere or Comte as very close seconds. Fontina is very similar in texture and flavor and makes an excellent replacement. For a stronger alternative, try Limburger.

Buy Taleggio cheese at Gourmet Food Store

Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Taleggio cheese by choosing Gourmet Food Store as your source. Renowned for its dedication to quality, GFS offers a curated selection of artisanal foods, ensuring that each piece of Taleggio is of the highest standard. 

The convenience of online shopping allows you to explore their collection from the comfort of your home, providing a seamless and delightful experience. With a commitment to delivering exceptional gourmet products, Gourmet Food Store is the perfect destination for those seeking the rich, creamy, and nuanced taste of Taleggio cheese.

Taleggio Cheese Questions And Answers

Q:Where to Buy Taleggio Cheese?
A:Why Gourmet Food Store, of course! Our easy-to-navigate website has in-depth articles and recipe ideas along with all your favorite luxe ingredients.
Q:Is Taleggio Cheese Vegetarian?
A:Typically considered vegetarian, this cheese is made from cow's milk and doesn't involve the use of animal rennet. However, it's advisable to check the specific product to ensure that vegetarian rennet was used in its production.
Q:How Much Does Taleggio Cheese Cost?
A:The price can vary depending on factors such as the brand, location, and quality. On average, it may range from $10 to $20 per pound, but prices can fluctuate.
Q:Is Taleggio Healthy?
A:Like many cheeses, it's a good source of calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients. However, it is also high in saturated fat and calories. As with any food, moderation is key.
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