Beginner Blues from Northern Italy
Looking to dip your toes into the world of funky colored cheese? Trying to coerce a blue naysayer? Start off with one of these sweet and mild cheeses, perfect for dessert. Come on, who doesn't like dessert?
The blue cheeses I want you to meet are the kind you can nurse at night in bed alongside an aperitif, or slip onto a cheese board designed for inscrutable guests. The northern Italians – with their creamy Lombardy milk — have perfected the smooth-talking softie (they are also masters of mascarpone and ricotta), so it’s no surprise to find their subtlety in a variety of blue cheeses that even a toddler could love.
Photo by Tenaya Darlington