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Where Can I Find Blu di Bufala?

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I purchased this (Bufala Gorgonzola) cheese at a local store a week ago. Everyone loved it at home. I later wanted to find it on the Internet but could not. The store told me that this cheese is “new” and hence they don’t have it elsewhere—how is that possible?
I’m thinking that the cheese in question could be Blu di Bufala, made by Quattro Portoni in Italy. In fact, culture just did a large feature on them in the Spring 2011 issue, written by Janet Fletcher.

The cheese is not really a Gorgonzola, but it is a blue cheese made from buffalo’s milk and, as you rightly say, these are very unusual—I don’t know of any others currently in production. The other thing that makes me think there is no actual Gorgonzola made from buffalo’s milk is that there are very strict rules surrounding the production of Gorgonzola according to centuries of tradition.

Kate Arding

Kate Arding is an independent dairy consultant specializing in small-scale cheese production and an original co-founder of culture: the word on cheese. A native of Britain, Kate has worked in the farmhouse cheese industry for 18 years, first as wholesale manager for Neal's Yard Dairy in London and later helping establish Cowgirl Creamery and Tomales Bay Foods in California. Since 2003 Kate has worked extensively both in the United States and overseas as an independent consultant, specializing in affinage, sales and marketing, and helping small-scale cheesemakers adapt to changing market demands.

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