- a strongly flavored, semisoft variety of Italian milk cheese veined with mold.
Origin of Gorgonzola
First recorded in 1875–80; after Gorgonzola, Italy, a village near Milan, where it was first produced
Also called Gorgonzola cheese.
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Examples from the Web for gorgonzola
Crumble the Gorgonzola into a small bowl and mash with a fork.Celeb Chefs’ Favorite BBQ Recipes
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No complete study of the ripening of Gorgonzola has been made.The Book of Cheese
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Gorgonzola,” repeated Renzo, as if to fix it in his memory, “is it far from here?
Barn produces a light coloured wine, a specialty of the country, and an acquired taste like olives and Gorgonzola cheese.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces
He had learned its name from a traveller who had mentioned it, as the first village on his road to Gorgonzola.
One of his songs, he had said, that about the Gorgonzola Cheese, never failed to create merriment.The Story of Louie
- a semihard blue-veined cheese of sharp flavour, made from pressed milk
C19: named after Gorgonzola, Italian town where it originated
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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.
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