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Taleggio (DOP)

Taleggio

£7.06

Cost per 200g.

MILK
Pasteurised cow’s milk

RENNET
Traditional

TEXTURE
Creamy

REGION
Lombardy

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Product Description

WHAT IT TASTES LIKE: Salty, sweet, fruity and nutty. Soft, creamy, buttery paste and pungent rind.

WHERE IT COMES FROM: Taleggio and similar smear-ripened cheeses have been around since Roman times. First made in Val Taleggio in Lombardy, Italy, where the cheese takes its name, it is matured for a minimum of 25 days in cool, damp Alpine caves, which helps develop the characteristic yellow to pinkish  pungent rind. The paste is white-or straw-coloured with tiny holes, or occhiatura, and an elastic texture that
gets more crumbly towards the centre.