Taleggio is an Italian cheese that comes from the region of Lombardy. Lombardy is one of the northernmost regions in Italy. The origin of Taleggio cheese dates way back to the Middle Ages, making it one of the oldest Italian cheeses.
What does Taleggio cheese taste like?
Taleggio is an Italian cheese made from cow’s milk. It is a soft cheese that some would also call creamy (think Brie cheese). If it is a young cheese, it has a mild, sweet, and somewhat fruity taste. If it is aged for a while, Taleggio develops a slightly spicy flavor.
How should I eat Taleggio cheese?
Like Brie cheese, Taleggio is a soft cheese that makes a wonderful part of a cheese platter. But this cheese isn’t just relegated to the cheese platter. It is a delicious ingredient for various pasta recipes and risotto recipes. Taleggio pairs particularly well with prosciutto, bacon and ham.