Gorgonzola Piccante DOP

oil on wood, 12x12"

Gorgonzola Piccante Portrait by Mike Geno

I broke a wedge of this standard Italian beauty, Gorgonzola Piccante into two so this became a double portrait. It seemed about time I paint this classic tasty blue cheese. Here's some info I found : "What we in this country know simply as, "Gorgonzola," is more formally called "Stracchino di Gorgonzola" in Italy. "Stracchio," which comes from the Italian word for tired (stracca), illustrates the process of the "tired" cows being milked in the course of their long autumn and spring walks to and from seasonal pastures. The herds would stop for a rest in the Lombardy town of Gorgonzola, resulting in Gorgonzola being flush with milk twice a year, the excess was used to make cheese. Today, Italian law and tradition dictates that Gorgonzola can only be made in either Lombardy or Piedmonte."


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