Sweet and Spicy Italian Flavor. From September 18 to 24, tastes of Gorgonzola Dop and gadgets at the Pavilion of Federalimentare
The Consortium for the Protection of Gorgonzola Cheese Dop presents the second week of free tasting sessions designed to introduce Italian and foreign visitors to the virtues of Gorgonzola Dop. From September 18 to 24, from 9:00 to 19:00 at the Federalimentare Cibus e' Italia Pavilion, visitors can taste two types of Gorgonzola cheese, dolce (sweet) and piccante (spicy), while learning about the cheese's history. All the visitors will receive a free gift in the form of a recipe book and the SpalmaZOLA, the blue spatula made especially for spreading the creamy cheese.
Interesting facts and nutritional properties
Gorgonzola is the third most important cheese made with cow's milk in the range of Italian DOP cheeses and in 2014 the global production of gorgonzola reached 4,443,538. But gorgonzola is not just a nice taste. "The production process of gorgonzola requires a great deal of attention and only fresh milk of the highest quality - explained nutritionist Nicola Sorrentino -. If these requisites are lacking, the protagonists of gorgonzola cannot be formed, i.e. the molds and lactobacillus. So Gorgonzola is first and foremost a healthy product. Penicillium, the element that gives gorgonzola its famous greenish veins, make this cheese extremely digestible, which is something that most people find unexpected". Besides, the percentage of fat in gorgonzola is not much higher than that found in other cheeses. Thanks to its triple fermentation process it does not contain gluten or lactose and so it is a product that can also be consumed by those who are intolerant to dairy products. It is also extremely rich in vitamins B2, B6 and B12".
Gorgonzola at Expo Milano 2015
The Gorgonzola Consortium is present at Expo 2015 for the entire duration of Expo Milano 2015 at a fixed location, always inside the Federalimentare "CIBUS e' ITALIA" Pavilion (no. 128) in the Afidop Area (Association of Italian DOP Cheeses), together with other DOP cheeses.