Gorgonzola

/gawr'geuhn zoh"leuh/, n.
a strongly flavored, semisoft variety of Italian milk cheese veined with mold. Also called Gorgonzola cheese.
[1875-80; after Gorgonzola, Italy, a village near Milan, where it was first produced]

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Italy
      town, Lombardy regione, northern Italy, northeast of Milan city. The town is famous for the making of Gorgonzola cheese, which is soft when freshly made; after being drained twice, it is then oven dried for 20 days and pierced with copper needles to promote the internal formation of the characteristic greenish blue mold (Penicillium roqueforti). This cheese is also made in other parts of Lombardy and in Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna. Pop. (2006 est.) mun., 18,453.

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