The History of Italian Taleggio
Taleggio is a very famous Italian cheese, whose history goes back to the 10th century
According to the Australian magazine Italianicious , Taleggio is a particular variety of Stracchino , which is made in the Taleggio Valley, in the Bergamo province of Lombardy. "Traditional Taleggio is in a square slab no more than 7cm thick. Beneath the cheese's thin rind is a sweet and aromatic centre. When aged correctly, the rind develops a slightly pinkish/orange hue, with traces of greyish-green mould".
Traditional producers say that the real Taleggio must be aged in caves for a minimum of 35 days. However, it is becoming more and more frequent to live the cheese age on wooden boards in controlled chambers trying to replicate cave conditions.