Already known in the 10th century, Taleggio is a DOP cheese with creamy texture, produced in the heart of Valsassina, where the climate and the friendly nature concur to give it an inimitable taste.
The squares of pasteurized cow's milk are washed with a brine to foster a sticky, orange edible rind while air pumped from the original caves causes a dappling of soft and earthy tasting grey mold. The result is an intense, deep and persisting aroma, an overwhelming and delicious creaminess, a delicate and buttery taste that with maturation acquires a slightly piquant tinge.
Pair with white or red Burgundy or a rich Chardonnay.
Origin Lombardy, Italy
Milk pasteurized cow's milk
Flavour fruity, mild
Aroma pungent, strong