An Italian cow's milk cheese (48% fat) that is white or yellow and streaked with blue. It has a distinct smell and can have a mellow, strong, or sharp flavor, depending on its degree of maturity. It is similar to the American blue cheese and the French roquefort.
This famous Italian blue cheese is made of cow's milk. It is rich and creamy with blue-green veins; slightly pungent when young, it gets smellier as it ages. It is the perfect partner to pears, figs and other fruits, and red wine; it melts nicely, too.