There are two kinds of Gorgonzola: Piccante, which is sharper and more gutsy, and Gorgonzola Creamy, which is better for cooking. It has all the sharpness of its cousin but with a soft creaminess that melts beautifully in sauces or around gnocchi and pasta.

Gorgonzola is made from pasteurised cows' milk and ripened (the creamy variety for 1½ months, Piccante for 2½-3 months) while it develops a pale bluey-green marbling.

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