From Italy's Lombardy region, a buttery, rich, double- or triple-cream cheese from cow's milk. Ivory colored, soft, and delicate. Texture ranges from a light clotted cream to that of room temperature butter. A delicately flavored cheese.

Ethnicity: Italian

Season: available year-round

Matches well with: brandy, chocolate, fruit, mushrooms, polenta, strawberries, sugar

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