Gorgonzola Dolce DOP is a soft, blue, buttery cheese made from pasteurized cow's milk. It has a pale yellow buttery paste speckled with a homogeneous distribution of blue and green veins. The rind is compact, rough, hard and grey/pinkish in colour but not edible. Flavours are not very assertive but sweet, mild with notes of sour cream and lactic tang. It takes a minimum of 45 days of ageing to let Gorgonzola demonstrate its unique characteristics.