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Gorgonzola Dolce

Gorgonzola Dolce

God this is lovely-you know Gorgonzola, you know Dolcelatte-but this is a little different…fragrant & sweet & soft and marsmallowish, with some piccante! Not as veiny as gorgonzola-but has depth of flavour that meanders in the mind!  Tastes illegal..buy it from Blasus...

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Italian Cheeses

Italian Cheeses

Chef Rosario of Italy gives you a breakdown of northern Italy’s famous cheeses and prepares Buitoni Three Cheese Tortellini with Alfredo Sauce using Gorgonzola http://youtu.be/FF5v2wSS-l0   http://youtu.be/XH8WKwiquII  

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Bagòss

Bagòss

Bagossi is the name of the inhabitants of Bagolino, Bresciano is a small town high in the Valle del Caffaro . Hence came the name of the cheese that is produced in the valley. It is made with raw milk from cows (Bruno-Alpine): and follows an ancient tradition, during the breaking of the curd cheese makers add a teaspoon of...

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Barbera

Barbera

Barbera is a red Italian wine grape variety that  was the third most-planted red grape variety in Italy (after Sangiovese andMontepulciano) or maybe...

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Mozzarella di Bufala

Mozzarella di Bufala

Buffalo mozzarella (Italian: mozzarella di bufala) is a mozzarella cheese made from the milk of the domestic water buffalo rather than from cow’s milk. It is a creamy, sweetish, stringy, milky, lovely cheese, which compliments almost any meal-from pizzas to salads! This video will make you...

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Ricotta

Ricotta

Ricotta is an Italian sheep milk cheese. Ricotta is a fresh cheese (as opposed to ripened or aged), grainy and creamy white in appearance, slightly sweet in taste, it is somewhat similar in texture to some cottage cheese variants, though considerably lighter. Like mascarpone in northern-Italian cuisine, ricotta is a favorite component of many Italian desserts, such as cheesecakes and cannoli. There are also kinds of cookies that...

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Dolcelatte

Dolcelatte

Dolcelatte is a blue veined Italian soft cheese. The cheese is made from cow’s milk, and has a sweet taste. Its name translates from Italian to ‘sweet milk’ in English. Dolcelatte was developed for the British market to provide a milder smelling and tasting alternative to the famous traditional Italian blue cheese, Gorgonzola. It is sometimes referred to as Gorgonzola Dolce. Dolcelatte is very soft and melts in the...

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Gorgonzola

Gorgonzola

Gorgonzola has reportedly been produced in the town of the same name since AD 879, acquiring its greenish-blue marbling in the eleventh century. However, the town’s claim of geographical origin is disputed by other localities. Today it is mainly produced in the northern Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy. Whole cow’s milk is used, to which starter bacteria is added along with spores of the mold Penicillium...

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Asti Spumante

Asti Spumante

Asti spumanti comes from the town of Asti in Piedmont, Italy. Made from the Moscato Bianco grape, it is sweet and low in alcohol. Refreshing, grapey, deliciously sweet fizz, that tastes good with puddings. Serve chilled. “Asti is fun in a bottle. It’s low in alcohol, sweet and frothy, and actually tastes of ripe grapes. Simple, tasty and refreshing, this would work as an aperitif or with fruity desserts, and it’s probably...

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Amarone

Amarone

Amarone della Valpolicella, usually known as Amarone, is a typically rich Italian dry red wine made from the partially dried grapes of theCorvina (40.0% – 70.0%), Rondinella (20.0% – 40.0%) and Molinara (5.0% – 25.0%) varieties The final result is a very ripe, raisiny, full-bodied wine with very little acid. Alcohol content easily surpasses 15% (the legal minimum is 14%) and the resulting wine is rarely released until five...

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