Definition of taleggio in English:

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Pronunciation: /taˈlɛdʒɪəʊ/


[mass noun]
A type of soft Italian cheese made from cow’s milk.
Example sentences
  • The green-veined Gorgonzola is quite different from the mould-ripened taleggio.
  • Calzagatti, a latkelike disk of crispy polenta, is stuffed with a soffritto of kidney beans, pancetta, tomatoes, and onion, and served beside a wedge of taleggio over a layer of thin-sliced coppa.
  • The principle I did not like was the serving of a prawn with ripe, screaming taleggio and truffle oil.


Named after the Taleggio valley in Lombardy.

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