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Where Can I Find Blu di Bufala

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Qgreen_40px I’ve 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?

Agreen 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 milk and, as you rightly say, these are very unusual.  In fact, 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 milk is that there are very strict rules surrounding the production of Gorgonzola, which state that it must be made from cow’s milk, according to tradition.

Kate Arding

Kate Arding is an independent dairy consultant specializing in small-scale cheese production. She is also a co-founder of culture, the acclaimed first national consumer cheese magazine launched in December 2008. A native of Britain, Kate has worked in the farmhouse cheese industry for 18 years, firstly, as wholesale manager for Neal's Yard Dairy in London, where she developed extensive knowledge – and love – of the farmhouse cheese industry. In 1997 Kate moved to California to help establish Cowgirl Creamery and Tomales Bay Foods, a business modeled after Neals Yard Dairy but focusing on American artisanal and farmstead cheeses. 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. Additionally, Kate is intrinsically involved with the day to day running of Culture magazine. Kate is lives in rural New York.

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