The Italian Cheese Selection Box contains:
Creamy Gorgonzola Dolce (min 200g) is as indulgent as it gets. This example is smooth and totally sumptuous, it’s the most sexy and silky cheese in the world.
Robiola Alta Langa (min 300g) is a soft but flavoursome cheese from Piedmont. Cow, sheep and goat’s milk gives it body and a long finish.
Taleggio DOP (min 200g) is the great Italian hard rind cheese. Its pronounced aroma gives way to a hearty, buttery flavour and creamy texture.
Pecorino Toscano Stagionato DOP (min 250g) is a wonderful nutty hard cheese made from Tuscan sheep’s milk in June and September.
Total weight: 1000g
The history of cheese itself can in some ways be tracked back to Italy. For instance, Pecorino has a heritage that goes back some 2,000 years. There is evidence of the first trading of Taleggio in the 10th century. Read a brief history of Italian cheeses here. Gorgonzola is one of the world’s oldest blue cheeses. It is said that for centuries the cheese was produced in Gorgonzola, near Milan, dating back to 879AD. Others say that it was first produced in Pasturo nella Valsassina which was a famous area for making cheese in their excellent natural caves. Read more about Gorgonzola, here.
Make everyone believe you’re a professional chef with these incredible Broccoli and Gorgonzola Soufflés. The combination of flavours and textures make this a real showpiece. They both taste incredible and look fantastic.
You can make this Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Dolce dish with pre-bought gnocchi. If you fancy trying your own, here’s a great recipe. We use Gorgonzola Dolce DOP for the sauce which is the best choice for Italian cheese sauces.
When pumpkins are in season it’s always a joy to be able to actually use it for cooking, not just carving! Try this wintery warming Pumpkin Bake with delicious and buttery Taleggio.
Pecorino Toscano is a classic hard cheese that melts well. It has a sweet, buttery flavour, which complements the slight nuttiness of cauliflower. Bake it into a pasty and you’ve got a vegetarian treat for all to enjoy.
Quiche is the perfect summertime meal. Serve it hot or cold, as a main meal or light bite.