Article updated on 24/12/2022. The Pizza Gorgonzola. Yesterday, in one of my usual trips,I was in a small town near Milan named after well-known: Gorgonzola. At the sight of the road sign indicating the name of the locality, I got the usual culinary inspiration. My first stop was at a small local company, producer of this typical cheese. I found a dealer disponibilissimo, that after making sure that I was a "Southerner", with its perfect Milanese accent wanted to show me fiercely whole rigmarole production of their cheese.
The massive forms of gorgonzola they produce, weigh about 12 pounds each, produced exclusively with whole milk, "marbled" with streaks of green inside, which are the product of the said mold process marbling. Although it is a cheese DOP recognized by the European Community since 1996, there are two very different types:
DOLCE: that is creamy and soft and slightly spicy, characteristic flavor of gorgonzola we all know.
SPICY: With a flavor much more decided and stronger, hard cheese, more consistent and friable, very similar to blue cheese French.
This cheese, besides being eaten "smooth", can be spread on a slice of bread, can be consumed as do the British, smeared on "digestive biscuits" as a dessert after a meal, in combination with other ingredients in the preparation of sweets, in risotto, as a sauce for polenta, Gorgonzola is also the main ingredient in the creation of the cream with four cheese for pizza.
After completing the purchase of my precious sweet gorgonzola, upon my return home I could not resist and decided to get ready one of my favorite pizzas:
The Pizza Gorgonzola.
The dough for the preparation of this delicious pizza, is the same dough standards that we use for all other pizzas, available in my previous article which you will find by clicking on this link.
After the rising phase, roll out the balls of dough to obtain 4 disks diameter 30 centimeters.
Preparing Pizza Gorgonzola
To be able to fully enjoy all the scents and flavors of this delicious cheese, prepare this pizza on the basis of a daisy.
Pour the tomato on the disks of dough, add a generous layer of mozzarella and finally crumbled over the entire surface of the chunks of gorgonzola.
Bake in your oven preheated to 250 degrees your gorgonzola pizza that after about 10 minutes, when the board will be completely gilded will be ready to serve to your guests. Add a few leaves of fresh basil.
The right match for this cheese, is a good Red wine robust and full-bodied.
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