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Professor Erasmo Neviani, Scientific Collaborator of the Consortium for the Protection of Gorgonzola Cheese, elaborates on some topics related to the nutritional properties and characteristics of Gorgonzola DOP cheese.

Gorgonzola is a cheese rich in nutritional properties. Did you know that…

Gorgonzola DOP cheese is naturally lactose-free*

Gorgonzola holds extraordinary values and properties.
Did you know, for example, that Gorgonzola DOP is a naturally lactose-free cheese*?
(*less than 0.1g/100g, a natural consequence of the typical production process. It contains galactose.”).
Lactose is digested by the body thanks to the enzyme lactase, whose activity in some people may be impaired. In Gorgonzola DOP, lactose is consumed by lactic acid bacteria during fermentation.
It is therefore a cheese that is well tolerated even by those who have difficulty digesting this sugar.
And to think that everyone eats it just because it tastes good. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is important.

Gorgonzola is one of the most digestible cheeses

When you taste Gorgonzola you appreciate its flavor and goodness.
But you may not really know its qualities. For example, did you know that Gorgonzola, thanks to the proteolytic activity of its Penicillium, is one of the most digestible cheeses?
Try a quick snack with bread and Gorgonzola, or spread on fresh seasonal vegetables. You’ll be surprised at how Gorgonzola enhances flavors.
And to think that everyone eats it just because it tastes good. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is important.

Gorgonzola is a cheese that is a source of vitamins

Gorgonzola cheese amazes you every time you taste it.
But also when you discover its values and properties. Did you know that this amazing cheese is a source of vitamins A, B2, B6 and B12?
Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal function of the nervous and immune systems, while vitamins B6 and B12 contribute to the normal formation of red blood cells.
Did you ever think so? Now every time you bring it to the table you know you’re offering a real treasure. And to think that everyone eats it just because it tastes good. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is important.

Gorgonzola is a cheese rich in calcium

Gorgonzola cheese holds extraordinary values and properties.
Did you know, for example, that Gorgonzola is rich in bioavailable calcium?
It is a valuable element that contributes to normal muscle function. But not only that, calcium is necessary for the maintenance of healthy teeth and bones.
Good news. And to think that everyone eats it just because it tastes good. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is important.

Gorgonzola is a cheese rich in phosphorus

Gorgonzola holds extraordinary values and properties.
Did you know that this cheese, with its unmistakable spicy-sweet flavor, also contributes an appreciable percentage of phosphorus?
This element contributes to normal energy metabolism and helps the normal function of cell membranes. You didn’t know that, did you?
Well, now you know another property of this unique cheese. And to think that everyone eats it just because it tastes good. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is important.

Gorgonzola is a cheese that few people know how to make

Everyone knows it’s good, but Gorgonzola can reveal some really surprising aspects.
For example, did you know that only 427 people in the world know how to make real Gorgonzola? That’s not many is it?
And we know them all by name, one by one. They are the cheesemakers who keep the extraordinary Italian dairy tradition alive every day and pass it on with passion, through ancient gestures that have remained the same over the centuries.
It is the culture that knows how to create that miracle of unmistakable flavor that you know so well. And to think that everyone eats it just because it tastes good.

24 June 2016

1min

History and tradition

Gorgonzola PDO is a 100% Italian cheese, produced only in some specific areas of Piedmont and Lombardy in compliance with the production guidelines, without the use pres

16 May 2016

1min

Gorgonzola Cheese and Sports Nutrition

During the cheese making and ripening process, the typical microorganisms of Gorgonzola cheese carry out a significant degradation of the milk proteins. The cheese ripen

26 April 2016

1min

Without additives and preservatives

The Gorgonzola DOP cheese is made with no added additives or preservatives. The pasteurization of the milk used in the cheese-making process, the implementation of rigorously-controlled health and sa

15 March 2016

2min

Gorgonzola Cheese and Hypertension

During cheese-making and curing of Gorgonzola, an important degradation of milk proteins takes place. The hydrolysis of casein and of serum proteins may result in the formation of free peptides that,

11 February 2016

1min

Gorgonzola Cheese and Calcium

Milk and milk derivatives, such as cheese, and hence also Gorgonzola, are rich in calcium.

The intake of this mineral is important in

15 January 2016

2min

Gorgonzola Cheese and Lactose

Lactose, the specific sugar of milk, is digested by the body thanks to the lactase enzyme, however in some people its activity might be impaired or remarkably reduced.<

30 November 2015

2min

“Micronutrients” in Gorgonzola DOP

Gorgonzola DOP is rich in micronutrients that are useful for our health, especially in vitamins and mineral salts, including calcium, phosphorous and zinc. Water-soluble vitamins are found in the aqu

24 November 2015

2min

Fatty Acids in Blue Cheeses

Probably because it is so palatable or because of its creamy and spreadable texture, most consumers believe that Gorgonzola DOP is a particularly fat cheese. This is simply not true! Indeed, total fa

07 October 2015

3min

The Aroma of Gorgonzola PDO, Pleasant or Unpleasant

A Complex and Delicate Biochemical Process

Mouldy cheese, such as Gorgonzola in particular, are obtained through the use of selected strains of moulds, which spread into the cheese promoting

07 October 2015

3min

Gorgonzola PDO cheese: safety for consumers

Gorgonzola is a soft-texture mouldy cheese obtained from pasteurised whole cow’s milk to which lactic acid bacteria and selected moulds are added. The production and maturing of the cheese are affect

25 September 2015

2min

It is not commonly known but Gorgonzola is also good for you!

Provided it carries the DOP symbol and the Gorgonzola Consortium marking, Gorgonzola doesn’t “only” taste good, it is also good for you. Here is what nutritionist Nicola Sorrentino s

25 September 2015

1min

Pre-Packaged Gorgonzola

Pre-packaged Gorgonzola cheese in trays is becoming more and more popular. Like for any other food product, cheese is pre-portioned for “convenience” and “ease of consumption”. Are there any risks i

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