Taleggio Dop

034aIt's a soft-paste cheese produced exclusively with cow's milk, the washed rind is pink/orange, soft and thin, the paste is soft and melting to the palate, the taste is sweet and delicate with aromatic shadings. Once maturation is reached the taste gets decidedly spicier. The origin of the Taleggio is ancient, probably around the X or XI century, even if the first sure news date to the year 1200. Since 1988 the Taleggio has been a Denomination of Origin cheese, while it has obtained the European acknowledgment of Denomination of Protected Origin in 1996. The production and the commercialization are controlled and guaranteed by the Association for the protection of the Taleggio cheese.


Country of Origin: Italy
Cheese Type: Soft, Washed Rind, Smear-Ripened
Milk Type: Cow
Wine Pairing: Young reds, also sparkling (Barbera del Monferrato, Bonarda dell’Oltrepò, Pinot Nero, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo)