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Italian Cheese to Know


One of the main ingredient components within Italian cuisine is cheese. Italian cheeses are used to add vibrant flavors and depth to Italian dishes and are one of the more popular components of cuisines. So which Italian cheeses should you know about?


  • Gorgonzola- This cheese is created by the milk of a cow and originated in Lombardy. This type of cheese can be served with a dessert wine, pasta, or salad.
  • Pecorino Toscano- Originating from Tuscany, this cheese is created from the milk of sheep. Serve this Italian cheese with a salad or prosciutto. You can also melt it and serve with olive oil or with olives.
  • Taleggio- This is another popular Italian cheese that originates from Lombardy. Created from the milk of cows, this cheese can be melted over polenta or a fresh piece of bread.
  • Fontina d’Aosta- This cheese originates from Emilia-Romagna and is created with the milk from cows. Serve this cheese with a nice fruit spread or use to create a grilled cheese sandwich. This cheese is also used in fonduta.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano- Another cheese that originates from Emilia-Romagna, this cheese is made with the milk of cows. This cheese can be used with a number of different dishes. It is known to be versatile and great with most meat and pasta dishes.
  • Mozzarella di Bufala- This Italian cheese originates from Naples and is created with the milk of a water buffalo. This cheese can be paired with a tomato and basil leaves after being drizzled with olive oil.


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