Gorgonzola, a DOP blue cheese, takes its name from the village of Gorgonzola near Milan. This area was once an important meeting point and market for cattle drovers. Possibly the oldest blue cheese in the world, Gorgonzola is soft and buttery, aromatic and savory. It is made from pasteurized cow’s milk from Lombardy and Piedmont in northern Italy. Its distinctive, greenish veining occurs naturally when the cheese is left to ripen, then is encouraged into the center by piercing with copper wire and frequent turning.