Borgonzola is named for both the prominent cheese-making Borgo family, and the widely known Italian blue, Gorgonzola. For four generations, the Borgo family has been making exceptional cheeses, first in Italy, with Almerigo Borgo’s move to North America in the mid 1950s, and then in Canada, achieving fame for their unique, distinguished creations.
Beyond delighting in Borgonzola’s remarkable name, the cheese’s hybridity offers a best-of-both-worlds feast for all the senses. The smooth, bloomy rind is reminiscent of Brie, but the interior impresses with blue-green veining achieved with actual Italian Gorgonzola mold the Borgos import from a small town outside of Milan. Borgonzola’s paste does resemble a typical blue, and its more pungent aroma lends to a stronger tasting possibility, but every intriguing bite actually delivers a luscious, Brie-like mildness and creamy flavor with a just-right gentle zip of blue sharpness.
Application: Borgonzola is a standout conversation starter on the cheese board that goes well with pear, apples, crackers or crusty bread. It can also be used in any recipe calling for blue cheese and makes a wonderful pizza or pasta topping.
Pairing: Borgonzola is an ideal foil for California red Zinfandels, enhancing and bringing out the sweet berry flavors found in the wine.
Bruchette with Olives by Lazzaroni
Product Details: #053988 12/5.3oz
Lazzaroni has continued to faithfully produce their Italian specialties in the best Italian tradition since 1888. These Lazzaroni Bruchette breads are light, crumbly slices of toasted bread enriched with rosemary, sage and extra virgin olive oil. With these wholesome, quality ingredients, Lazzaroni Bruschette are made from wholesome ingredients and preserve all the simple flavor of bread with garden herbs. Perfect with cocktails or appetizers, or as a light snack at any time of the day.
This classic Bruchette with olives from Lazzaroni are light, crumbly slices of toasted bread enriched with olive bits and extra virgin olive oil. With these wholesome, quality ingredients, Lazzaroni Olive Bruschette are perfect for any occasion: with cocktails or appetizers, or as a light snack at any time of the day.