Mauri Taleggio is considered one of the finest DOP cheeses made in Italy. The micro climate in the natural caves where these cheeses are matured, high in the Alps, encourages the development of a unique flora on the outer rind. Washed and brushed several times over a month, the cheese develops a thin bloom flecked with blue penicillium moulds.
Beneath the rind, the ivory chalky texture of the cheese begins to change slowly as it ripens, becoming buttery and soft. The creamy texture, when balanced with the delicious yeasty taste provided by the rind, is one of Italy’s best kept secrets.
Country of origin: Italy
Region, town: Lombardy
Source of milk: Cow's Milk
Texture: Buttery and soft
Flavour: pungent, hints of smoked meats and lightly fried mushrooms
Aging time: 6 - 10 weeks
Serving Suggestion: works well on a cheese platter or use it make a Taleggio, thyme and mushroom pizza – delicious!
Drink Pairing: Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Yeasty Blonde Beer