Type: Raw, Cow
Taste: Creamy and smooth, surprisingly mild for a cheese that emulates traditional Gorgonzola. In fact we called it a brie with a hint of blue. If you're new to blue cheese, I do believe this one would be a great way to start. The texture is easy, with a slight bit of granulation to it. Appearance wise, I find this cheese visually striking, the white slowly evolves into a tinged mustard yellow color and the veins of blue and green that dot and striate it are vivid and entertaining.
Serve With: This cheese best pairs with a very sweet and fruity balsamic vinegar. The slightly more than medium saltiness of it makes it an ideal choice for flavorful fruits such as citrus or figs, whereas berries and pommes might be a bit to take to really give it a proper go. The soft, natural rind has a firmness to it that would make for a tasty grilled cheese sammich if paired with a bit of radicchio and a heavy walnut or rustic multi-grain bread.
- "Oregonzola." Cowgirl Creamery's Library of Cheese. Cowgirl Creamery. 11 May 2008 <http://www.cowgirlcreamery.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ORZOLA>.
- "Oregonzola Cheese." Rogue Creamery. 2008. 11 May 2008 <http://www.roguecreamery.com/product.asp?specific=109>.