Its name refers to Val Taleggio, an Alpine valley in the Lombardy region and the surface of every block is imprinted with the distinctive brand of the Consorzio Tutela Taleggio. The imprint is visible even if the cheese is sold in portions, and is a guarantee of quality and origin.
Simple to make but complicated to perfect, DOP Taleggio is highly dependent on both milk and geography, requiring the right amount of humidity to ensure the enzymes and molds properly work their way through the cheese. Our Taleggio is currently made with cow's milk and aged for up to eighty days. Repeatedly washed with brine, this gives the cheese its characteristic aroma and peachy-orange rind. Often covered in natural white and gray-green molds, this colourful mosaic ensures the cheeses looks every bit as delicious as it tastes.
Despite its strong aroma, Taleggio offers quite a complex and pleasing palette of flavours. Ensure you enjoy it at room temperature to enjoy the full effect of its rich, meaty notes that finish with a subtle fruitiness. Its firm yet springy paste is dotted with small eyes and its silky smooth texture will begin to ooze when warm.
Endlessly versatile, you can spread Taleggio on a chunk of crusty bread for a truly savory and simple experience, or pair this cheese with dried fruits and nuts for a sweet after-dinner treat. Taleggio is also a great addition to your favourite warm dishes - melted in fondue and grilled cheese, or even added to your favourite pasta and risotto.