GORGONZOLA, is a blue cheese of Italian origin, ripe. It is known since the Middle Ages but with the blue mould of the present day, it is known since century Xl.
It is of great use in the Italian kitchen.
Its name comes from the small town of Gorgonzola, near Milan in northern Italy.
Characteristics: It is made from pasteurized whole cow’s milk.
It is presented in two varieties,
Sweet: Creamy texture and unctuous, characteristic slightly pungent flavor. Your initial curing time is (50) days.
Pungent: firmer and brittle texture and aromatic and more intense flavor. Your initial curing time is (80) days or more.
and final time is 3-4 months, depending on the texture you want to give the pasta. More time, it’ll be more creamy.
When you go to buy the product to the supermarket you should take into account,
- Observe that the refrigerator where the product is being exhibited is operating properly (which is cooling).
- Observe the expiration date of the product or its expiration, which is not covered, altered, or retreaded.
Choose the product with date as far as Possible.
- Check the packaging, which is in optimal condition, not in a pinched, damaged or beaten position.
- Neither with broken or discarded labels.
- Check that the gasket is not inflated (blown), because this indicates that the product is already decomposing.
- Buy the product at the end of the market, so that the cold chain is not interrupted.
It is used in Italian cuisine in dishes such as Risotto, pasta sauces, polenta, spread on white Italian bread with endive leaves, or as a dessert with pears and walnuts.
Blue cheeses are conserved refrigerated at temperatures between 2-5 degrees Celsius. They are best preserved in their original wrapper and well covered. They can also freeze, although it loses flavor.
The longer they keep, the stronger the flavor becomes.
Keep dairy products away from meat, fish, vegetables and fruits in the refrigerator to avoid “cross-contamination”.
It must be remembered that the “useful life” of the product depends on its state at the time of purchase and its subsequent storage and maintenance.
4-6 weeks approx.
Tips: Remove from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving to better appreciate its organoleptic qualities (flavor, texture, aroma and color).
Nutrients and properties:
Keep well covered and refrigerated.
Periodically check the status of the product to be consumed in time.
It must be remembered that the useful life of the product depends on the freshness at the time of its purchase and its subsequent storage and conservation.