[ gawr-guhn-zoh-luh ]
/ ˌgɔr gənˈzoʊ lə /
a strongly flavored, semisoft variety of Italian milk cheese veined with mold.
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Also called Gorgonzola cheese .
Origin of Gorgonzola
First recorded in 1875–80; after Gorgonzola, Italy, a village near Milan, where it was first produced
Words nearby Gorgonzola
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How to use Gorgonzola in a sentence
Crumble the Gorgonzola into a small bowl and mash with a fork.
Some of them, such as Gorgonzola, are used for cheeses not now made at the places whose names they bear.
Gorgonzola, although 150made in Italy alone, has a large market in other parts of Europe and in America.
Boeggild introduced the making of a cheese after the Gorgonzola process into Denmark about 1885.
They ripened with the same irregular results and the characteristic range of flavors found in Gorgonzola.
At its best, Gorgonzola is nearly equal to Roquefort but the percentage of 161 such quality is low.
British Dictionary definitions for Gorgonzola
a semihard blue-veined cheese of sharp flavour, made from pressed milk
Word Origin for Gorgonzola
C19: named after Gorgonzola, Italian town where it originated
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