[ gawr-guh n-zoh-luh ]
/ ˌgɔr gənˈzoʊ lə /


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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Gorgonzola cheese

/ (ˌɡɔːɡənˈzəʊlə) /


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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