Dolcelatte Cheese is a wheel shaped, creamery, blue cheese made from cow’s milk. The cheese has a sweet taste as already the name suggests. Dolcelatte literally ‘sweet milk’ is a blue veined Italian soft cheese. This cheese is made from cow’s milk developed for the British market as an option to famous Italian blue cheese, Gorgonzola. It is also a blue veined Italian soft cheese sometimes referred to as Gorgonzola Dolce. Its production involves the same process used to make Gorgonzola with a difference that it is made from the curd of only one milking. After that, the maturation involves about two to three months with sweet and a bit milder taste. The fat content in Dolcelatte is therefore higher than Gorgonzola at about 50%. The cheese is made from cow’s milk and has a sweet taste.
Dolcelatte was created by the Galbani Company (now part of Groupe Lactalis) and the name is a registered trademark. It was developed for the British market to provide a milder smelling and tasting alternative to the famous traditional Italian blue cheese, Gorgonzola.
The production method for dolcelatte is similar to the methods used to make Gorgonzola. One difference is that it is made from the curd of only one milking, which makes it harder. It takes about two to three months to produce and age this cheese. The fat content of dolcelatte is higher than Gorgonzola at about 50%. In conclusion, Dolcelatte is comparable in taste and texture to dolceverde and torte gaudenzio cheese