Anyone who knows me well enough will tell you that I am a little bit obsessed with Gorgonzola. It’s my favourite blue cheese and the reason I love it so much is because it is so versatile. It is delicious on it’s own but these days I cannot get enough of it on a cracker with The Cherry Tree’s Chilli & Pineapple Chutney. It’s an absolute taste sensation, believe me! Gorgonzola is an Italian blue cheese from Gorgonzola, north east of Milan. It is made from cow’s milk and can be firm or soft, creamy or salty. This delicious cheese is generally aged for about three or four months although Gorgonzola Piccante (piquant) is generally aged for a year or longer. Gorgonzola Dolce (Sweet Gorgonzola) is much creamier and lends itself well to pasta dishes, pizza’s and risottos whereas the Piccante which is has a firmer texture is ideal served on cheeseboard. I use Gorgonzola in gratin dishes such as cauliflower cheese, in quiche’s and frittatas (with broccoli or spinach) and I love to melt it down with some butter and cream to make a heavenly creamy sauce to pair with a steak.