Ta·​leg·​gio tä-ˈle-j(ē-)ō How to pronounce Taleggio (audio)
variants or taleggio
: a creamy cheese made from the whole milk of cows

Examples of Taleggio in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The idea of doubling down on crunch with gilded potatoes and a fortified crust ran up against a supporting cast that pinned its hopes on twangy Taleggio cheese but wound up sinking into the bland embrace of honey and kale. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, 28 Aug. 2020

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Word History


Italian, from Taleggio commune and valley in Italy

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Taleggio was in 1952

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“Taleggio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taleggio. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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