Taleggio, Raw Milk

TALEGGIO made by Luigi Guffanti (Lombardy, Italy) – Semi-soft to soft cheese made from raw cow’s milk. Its flavor can range from mild to pungent, depending on its age. The rind is typically pink; some green mold may also be present. When young, its color is pale yellow and its texture semi-soft. As it ages it darkens to deep yellow and becomes rather runny. Pairs well with young red wines that are lighter in character.