TALEGGIO DOP

AGED, COW'S MILK

A soft-paste cheese of ancient origins, whose name is taken from the high Bergamo valley where it originated. A square-shaped cheese that weighs about 2.2 kg and belongs to the “washed-rind" family of cheeses where weekly brushing with a salt-water brine lends the characteristic color. Designated DOP [Protected Designation of Origin] Aged in the traditional ‘caves’ built right into the natural Valsassina grottoes. Aromatic flavor for discerning palates.

  • Rind
    Thin, soft, reddish color
  • Paste
    Soft, creamy under-crust, denser and more crumbly in the middle
  • Eyes
    Usually absent or very small
  • COLOR
    Pale straw-yellow under-crust and whiter in the middle
  • Flavor
    Sweet and full-bodied, in cheese that has been aged longer
  • Aging
    Minimum 35 days
  • Production area
    Province of Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Milan, Novara, Pavia, Treviso
  • Production period
    Year-round