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[gawr-guh n-zoh-luh] /ˌgɔr gənˈzoʊ lə/
a strongly flavored, semisoft variety of Italian milk cheese veined with mold.
Also called Gorgonzola cheese.
Origin of Gorgonzola
First recorded in 1875-80; after Gorgonzola, Italy, a village near Milan, where it was first produced Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Gorgonzola,” repeated Renzo, as if to fix it in his memory, “is it far from here?

    The Betrothed Alessandro Manzoni
  • Barn produces a light coloured wine, a specialty of the country, and an acquired taste like olives and Gorgonzola cheese.

  • Gorgonzola, although 150made in Italy alone, has a large market in other parts of Europe and in America.

    The Book of Cheese Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • He had learned its name from a traveller who had mentioned it, as the first village on his road to Gorgonzola.

    The Betrothed Alessandro Manzoni
  • Rocquefort and Gorgonzola are served in the large slice cut from the cheese and laid on a folded napkin.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • After that he had a turn at roast pork and apple sauce, and after that a cabinet pudding and some Gorgonzola cheese.

    Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
  • No complete study of the ripening of Gorgonzola has been made.

    The Book of Cheese Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • Some of them, such as Gorgonzola, are used for cheeses not now made at the places whose names they bear.

    The Book of Cheese Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • Stilton, Roquefort and Gorgonzola form the triumvirate that rules a world of lesser Blues.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
British Dictionary definitions for Gorgonzola


a semihard blue-veined cheese of sharp flavour, made from pressed milk
Word Origin
C19: named after Gorgonzola, Italian town where it originated
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Gorgonzola


type of blue cheese, 1878, named for Gorgonzola, village near Milan where it first was made.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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