This iconic Italian softie has assumed a defining role in the pungent washed rind family. Made in the northern Valsassina foothills since the 9th century, one bite of the meaty, nutty, fruity interior and you'll understand its millennial appeal. The squares of pasteurized cow's milk are washed with a brine to foster a sticky, orange edible rind while air pumped from the original caves causes a dappling of soft and earthy tasting grey mold . Ripe wheels have a pudding texture, smear on veggies or toasty bread, with a glass of Soave.
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