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Making the Most Out of Gorgonzola

Gorgonzola cheese is one of the most famous of Italian cheeses. Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages in a town of the same name. It’s been often said to resemble blue cheese in taste, texture and color. Nevertheless, this particular cheese has its own unique flavor due to its own aging process.

Many people have different ways of eating the strong flavored cheese. Many other cultures began to participate in their own Gorgonzola cheese making and it continues to be a popular cheese in cultures around the world today.

There are many recipes which uses Gorgonzola cheese and it is also a popular cheese used in many European influenced restaurants. Gorgonzola is a very sharp tasting, and usually, crumbled cheese and the degree can change depending on how its prepared. Here are a few ways to prepare Gorgonzola and some recipes to use as delicious examples:

Gorgonzola Cold and Crumbled

1. Salad-

Refrigerated Gorgonzola cheese in crumbled form is a great salad topper. It goes good with vinaigrette dressings, olive oil, ranch dressing, and Italian dressings

2. Fruits and Vegetables-

As with cheddar, Swiss, and mozzarella, Gorgonzola cheese becomes a perfect pair with fruits and vegetables. Next time you are planning a party or an event try to add Gorgonzola too a fruit and vegetable platter for a colorful menu.

3. Bruschetta-

This Italian favorite pairs deliciously with Gorgonzola. When fresh diced tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic, and a few light crumbles of Gorgonzola cheese atop of a piece of roasted Italian bread sprinkled with various seasonings are combined it creates a delectable appetizer or an anytime snack.

Melted Gorgonzola

1. Pasta-

Many pasta dishes use Gorgonzola cheese to add flavor. These dishes usually include Alfredo dishes and white sauce pasta recipes.

2. Cheese Sauces-

Gorgonzola is also infamous at being a terrific dipping sauce. This goes for vegetables, bread, and any other foods that are good for dipping.

These are just a few ideas for curious and familiar Gorgonzola eaters. The melted or heated Gorgonzola recipes often reduce the taste of sharpness and is good to try for first time Gorgonzola eaters. It is also important to keep in mind that the cheese stays fresh and refrigerated (before and after opening) and sealed in a bag or container which prevents air from ruining the cheese. Gorgonzola is sold in grocery stores and markets all around the world so it will not be hard to purchase. With this being said, happy cheesing



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