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Gorgonzola Dolce (DOP)

Gorgonzola Dolce (DOP)

from Italy by Piedmont
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (4.33)   # of Ratings: 3   Log in to rate this item.
ITEM DESCRIPTION TEMP PRICE PER LB* PRICE* QTY SKU
8 oz cut portion chilled $16.65 $8.32
2143602
1 lb cut portion chilled $16.65 $16.65
2143603
3.5 lb wheel chilled $16.65 $58.28
2143601
4 x 3.5 lb wheels chilled $14.98 $209.72
2143604

Gorgonzola Dolce (DOP)

We’ve all heard of Gorgonzola, Italy’s popular interpretation of blue cheese, but did you know that there are many varieties of Gorgonzola? This mild young cheese is called Dolce (meaning sweet in Italian) because of its honeyed flavor. Made from pasteurized cow’s milk, our Gorgonzola Dolce is soft and spreadable, with a buttery richness we just can’t seem to get enough of!

Beloved for its utterly delicious creamy textures and salty, tangy flavor Gorgonzola is produced using the blue cheese method. This entails injecting the rounds of cheese with stainless steel spikes, allowing oxygen to get into the cheese, and fostering the growth of that characteristic blue-green mold. This helps develop that lovely high contrast marbled interior we’re all familiar with. The process of “spiking” as it's called also softens the cheese and helps it develop the aromatic qualities we associate with blues.

The main difference between Gorgonzola Dolce and its more assertive cousin Gorgonzola Piccante is its age. While Dolce is generally only aged for two months, Piccante is stored for several more. During that time, it develops robust flavors and smells and its signature crumbly texture. Throughout the inoculation process of the blue spores that start the veining in these cheeses, Dolce gets a less intense culture than Piccante, another reason why its finished profile is more mild and sweet. Neither pressed or cooked the curd for Dolce remains very moist with a creamy interior.

While not as pungent or assertive as the majority of blues, what Gorgonzola Dolce lacks in bold flavor it more than makes up for in versatility. More subtly sharp and not as dry or crumbly as the aged Gorgonzola, its texture is sumptuously smooth. You'll delight in this more consistent and luxurious finish as it makes Gorgonzola Dolce perfect for a wide range of culinary pursuits. Spread it on fresh crusty bread with a dollop of flavorful fruit preserves, swirl it into soups for added creaminess and a hint of that blue taste, or simply serve it alongside fresh figs and honey for a celebration of its sweet flavor. However you decide to indulge, don't forget the champagne. Its effervescent nature and dry, clean taste always go well with this sweet cheese.


Ingredients: Pasteurized cow's milk, salt, rennet, Penicillium culture.
Storage: refrigerated
Availability: Usually ships within 1 business days. Product is perishable and must ship via Overnight service.

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1. oana on 5/14/2019, said: 3 out of 5 stars rating
not what I am used to,but is good
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2. Janine on 12/30/2018, said: 5 out of 5 stars rating
Oh, MY!!! I'm in love... WOW!
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3. Sylvester on 12/26/2018, said: 5 out of 5 stars rating
Actually SUPER GREAT
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Product Questions And Answers

Q: What does DOP stand for
A: DOP stands for the Italian "Denominazione di Origine Protetta", meaning Protected Designation of Origin. This certification ensures that product is authentic, produced and packaged locally and that it has the qualities and characteristics which are determined by the region of production.

Gorgonzola Dolce (DOP) Recipes

Pears and Blue Cheese Tart Recipe
A great recipe for when pears are in season, we love how the intensity of the blue cheese is complemented and lightened by sweet and tart pears. Serve it as a light lunch paired with spring greens, or cut into small appetizer-sized pieces for a delicious hors d'ouevre that's easy to make.
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Polenta Fingers With Gorgonzola Cream Cheese Dip Recipe
This sophisticated appetizer looks so elegant and is so delicious, nobody will believe it takes 30 minutes to make! We took polenta from an uninspired main to an elegant start, coating it in in panko and baking until crunchy and paired with a creamy and intense blue cheese dip.
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*Product Pricing and Weight Specifications

This product is priced by the lb. shipped, and you will be charged based on the actual weight of the item shipped, by the price per lb for the product. The total price your shopping cart shows is an estimated charge. You will not be charged until the product ships, based on the weight that is shipped. The chart below shows estimated weight ranges and actual prices per lb. for this item.

SKU ITEM DESCRIPTION ITEM WEIGHT RANGE PRICE PER LB
2143602 8 oz cut portion 0.45 lbs. - 0.55 lbs. $16.65
2143603 1 lb cut portion 0.80 lbs. - 1.20 lbs. $16.65
2143601 3.5 lb wheel 3.00 lbs. - 4.00 lbs. $16.65
2143604 4 x 3.5 lb wheels 12.00 lbs. - 16.00 lbs. $14.98

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