Milk: Pasteurized Cow

Type: Washed Rind

Producer: Ciresa

Region: Italy

Pairings: Earthy red wines, Old World Pinot Noir, Biere de Garde, Lambic Ales, dark fruit jams

Hailing from the far north region of Lombardy, this sweet and milky Taleggio is younger than most. It has a supple texture that doesn’t ooze across your plate, and is palatable for those that typically steer away from the funk. The rind has a touch of earth, but does not overwhelm the simplicity of flavors from the paste. This cheese can be melted and added as an ingredient to a dish, or stand up on its own on a cheese plate.