The history of Gorgonzola can be traced back to the 8th century and production today is protected by DOP certification. Surrounded by the lush pastures of Lombardy, the Mauri family mature cheeses at their purpose built caves, carved into the foothills of the Italian Alps.
Gorgonzola Piccante is the most authentic of the gorgonzola cheese types and is only made in small quantities by the Mauri family using a select mixture of curds made from morning and evening milk. Mature cheeses have a firm, slightly crumbly texture with a richly marbled blue-green mould throughout. Creamy, earthy sweet flavours provide a perfect balance to the distinct spicy piccante blue mould.