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Gratin Bleu

$22.99/LB
In the small village of Pollone, Italy, the Rosso’s have been making cheese since the 19th centrury at their family-run creamery. The dairy perfects traditional Piedmontese recipes from the surrounding alpine valleys, sourcing milk from local farms in the Biella province. This fudgy, dense blue is made from raw cow’s milk and has an approachable flavor profile that appeals to a wide range of cheese fans with its rounded, buttery taste. A table favorite in Italy, we love it mixed into risotto and crumbled over polenta. Try it with fruity red wines or a nutty brown ale.

Just the facts

Country Italy
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Unpasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 60 Days
Cheese Type Blue
Wheel Weight 8 pounds
Pairing Recommendations

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