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Christmas Holidays with Gorgonzola PDO

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29 November 2020

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Christmas Holidays with Gorgonzola PDO

Christmas holidays are an opportunity for creativity to explode in the kitchen. Traditions are different throughout Italy and include dishes to enjoy at Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas lunch.

In recent years, in addition to the traditional dishes of our loved ones, we have been offering gourmet recipes with unusual and curious pairings: which ones to choose to put everyone in agreement? Traditional or innovative dishes? Gorgonzola PDO lends itself to every preparation and can be used from starter to dessert.

The best way to store and cook Gorgonzola PDO

After you buy the cheese, it is recommended to remove the rind and wrap it in a foil or put it in a container to prevent its aroma from dispersing in the fridge.

Before cooking it and to maximise the unique characteristics of Gorgonzola PDO, remove from the fridge and leave out for at least 30 minutes to bring to room temperature before tasting it.

 

Wine pairing

 

Gorgonzola PDO prefers wines with a certain softness and sapidity.  White wines like Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Orvieto Classico, Frascati Sup., Malvasia dry, Gavi. Rosé wines like Chiaretto del Garda, Lagrein Kretzer. The most suitable red wines are Valtellina superiore, Sassella, Dolcetto (any area), Chianti Classico, Teroldego, Merlot del Triveneto, Sangiovese di Romagna.

The Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola Dop proposes some recipes to make this Made in Italy excellence the protagonist of the Christmas holidays.

STARTERS e COCKTAIL

Assorted platter with two cocktails, Gorgonzola PDO, jams

Toasted brioche bread with Gorgonzola, taggiasca olives, aubergine, semi-dried tomatoes and basil

FIRST COURSES

Risotto with Gorgonzola and caramelized red onions

Stuffed Panettone with Gorgonzola Cheese

MAIN COURSES

Tournedos of beef on creamed haricot beans with late chicory and Arnad bacon fat stew

DESSERTS

Pan seared salmon with Gorgonzola