Taleggio DOP (Val Taleggio), ~5# $/#
Rich and creamy cow’s milk cheese from Lombardy is named for Val Taleggio near Bergamo in Italy’s Lombardy region. Taleggio is aged in cool cellars, where it starts a pale yellow color which then darkens slightly as it becomes aromatic, assertive in flavor, and runny in texture. The DOP designation signifies the authencity and origins of the cheese. Taleggio is wonderful as part of a cheese board, and can be served with fruit and nuts.