Other names: stracchino, Tellegio
Taleggio is a pungent cow's milk cheese from the Lombardy region of Italy. The cheese is cave aged and becomes quite tangy.
Pair with white or red Burgandy or a rich Chardonnay The making of the cheese dates back to the year 1200. Prior to the 1900's the cheese was called "stracchino" which means "tired" or "exhausted. The reference is to the tired herds of cattle making their journey from the Alpine pastures back to the plains. The exahusted herd was still able to produce milk for making cheese and thus the term "stracchino" was born.
Use the cheese on your cheese board or use it melted atop pastas or other hot dishes.