La Gorgonzola Dolce Vita - Formaggio Kitchen

La Gorgonzola Dolce Vita

We cracked a gorgeous wheel of this cheese yesterday. Creamy with mild piquancy, this classic blue is lovely on its own or smeared on a slice of whole wheat bread.

That’s how I tasted it when I visited Eros, the Italian cheesemonger who supplies us with our Gorgonzola Dolce and several other of our favorite cheeses. Eros and his family have a small, beautiful shop on Lago Maggiore in the Piedmont region of Italy.

Just about one year ago, we spent an afternoon meeting Eros’ charming family, seeing his cheese caves and wine cellars, tasting cheese and wine, and walking around the lovely town of Verbania. It’s a taste of the sweet life I always think back on when I taste this cheese.

For more on our visits to Verbania, visit our travelogue page.