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Cheese, Gorgonzola

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About This Food

Description

Gorgonzola gets its name from the town located in the Po Valley near Milan where it has been made since A.D. 879.

While similar to blue cheese, Gorgonzola is typically produced in flatter wheels than the traditional blue. The sharp flavor in Gorgonzola comes from the blue mold (Penicillium roqueforti) which develops in the characteristic veins and pockets in the cheese.

Italian-style Gorgonzola ripens to yield a soft, creamy texture and its flavor is more earthy than sharp. American Style is full, earthy, with a piquant flavor. The marbling is creamy ivory with greenish-blue veins. The rusty brown rind is inedible.

Because cheese is essentially milk that is condensed it is important to choose gorgonzola cheese made from organic milk, free from hormones.

Molded cheese can produce an overgrowth of yeast in some individuals.

Estimated Glycemic Load = 0

Selecting & Storing

Choose organic gorgonzola cheese and keep refrigerated. It pairs well with pears, apples, walnuts, cashews, apricots, figs, fish, shellfish, poultry, and beef; for wines try red wines such as Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel; dessert wines such as Port or Late Harvest Rieslings

Special diets
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Peanuts
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)cheese

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Calories: 99

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
8.05 g
Saturated Fat
5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.18 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.22 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
74 g
ALA
74 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
21 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.66 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.66 g
Sugars
0.14 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
5.99 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
213.64 IU
4%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
5.88 IU
1%
Vitamin E
0.07 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.05 mg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.34 mcg
6%
Vitamin K
0.67 mg
1%
Folate
10.08 mcg
3%
Niacin
0.28 mg
1%
Riboflavin
0.11 mg
6%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
4.31 mg
1%
Minerals
Calcium
147.84 mg
15%
Copper
0.01 mg
0%
Iron
0.09 mg
0%
Magnesium
6.44 mg
2%
Manganese
0 mg
0%
Phosphorous
108.36 mg
11%
Potassium
71.68 mg
2%
Selenium
4.06 mcg
6%
Sodium
390.6 mg
16%
Zinc
0.74 mg
5%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
20.72 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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