Gor·​gon·​zo·​la ˌgȯr-gən-ˈzō-lə How to pronounce Gorgonzola (audio)
: a pungent blue cheese of Italian origin

Examples of Gorgonzola in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sautéed tips and tortellini are tossed in a rich Gorgonzola cream sauce, then served with baby spinach, grape tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts, and topped with crispy prosciutto. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 2 Jan. 2024 Combine maple bacon, fresh fruit, and Gorgonzola cheese to add flavor to this unique dish. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 7 Oct. 2023 Some blue cheeses to consider include Gorgonzola, Roquefort, and Stilton. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Sep. 2023 One of its specialty pies is the Killer Bee, topped with charred pepperoni, soppressata sausage, Gorgonzola cheese and chili honey. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 June 2023 The Tragically Hip: A red and white sauce, Canadian bacon, artichoke hearts, sherried mushrooms and onions with Gorgonzola, asiago and mozzarella cheeses. Haley Laurence | Hlaurence@al.com, al, 15 June 2023 This chapter offers options from Polenta With Butter and Cheese to Chestnut and Potato Gnocchi With Gorgonzola and Walnut Sauce. oregonlive, 21 Apr. 2023 Creamy Fontina, assertive Gruyere, earthy-funky Gorgonzola (Massa used Maytag Blue in his), nutty Parmesan and the bite of white Cheddar. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


Italian, from Gorgonzola, Italy

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gorgonzola was in 1878

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“Gorgonzola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gorgonzola. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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Gor·​gon·​zo·​la ˌgȯr-gən-ˈzō-lə How to pronounce Gorgonzola (audio)
: a cheese of Italian origin ripened by veins of greenish blue mold

named for Gorgonzola, town in Italy where the cheese was first made

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