Gorgonzola vs. Blue Cheese

Basically, cheese is a portion of food from processed milk. In the kitchen the blue cheese is considered as staple food. Cheese has a high content of calcium, protein and fat. There are so many categories of cheese such as cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, blue cheese, cottage cheese etc. Gorgonzola cheese is a kind of blue cheese. Some people find difficulty in identifying the difference between blue cheese and its similar gorgonzola cheese. Here we learn some differences between them.

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Gorgonzola vs. Blue Cheese

Blue cheese is a type of cheese that has stripes or spots of mold that are blue or blue-grey. It is also spelt as “Bleu Cheese”. Gorgonzola cheese is a type of blue cheese. There is a difference in their age the blue cheese takes 3-4 months to age and the gorgonzola cheese takes 3-6 months to age. One more main difference them is that the blue cheese made from cows, goat and sheep milk and the gorgonzola cheese is made from unskimmed cow and goat milk. The gorgonzola cheese is used as a topping on pizza and pasta and the blue cheese is used as its own and making food especially for burgers and salads. Both have some differences we can easily understand if you use both kinds of cheeses.

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Comparison Chart

Basis Blue Cheese Gorgonzola Cheese
Appearance Blue cheese has blue, blue-grey stripes and spots of mold. Gorgonzola cheese has blue-green veins that run throughout the cheese.
 Invented In Blue cheese was invented in 1070 AD. It was invented accidently. It is invented in 870 AD in gorgonzola, Italy.
Production It is injected with mould penicillium glaucum and aged for several months in a temperature controlled environment, such as cave. Penicillium glaucum mould added. Aged in a cave for 3-6 months with metal rods inserted and removed periodically to allow for moulds spores to grow in to veins.
Taste It has sharp and salty flavour. The gorgonzola cheese has a mild to sharp taste. Usually its taste depends on its age.
Age The blue cheese takes 3-4 months to age. The gorgonzola cheese takes 3-6 months to age.
Made from It is made from cow, goat and sheep milk. Gorgonzola is made from unskimmed cow and goat milk.
Texture Blue cheese has crumbly and firm texture. It has creamy texture with a sharp and salty flavour.
Calories The 1oz and 28g of blue cheese has 100 calories in it. 1oz and 28g of gorgonzola also has 100 calories in it.
Consumption It is used as its own and melted over on other food and can used in making food like burgers and salads etc. It is used as topping for pizza and pasta.
Type Blue cheese is type of cheese. Gorgonzola cheese is a type of blue cheese.

Blue Cheese

Blue cheese is a type of cheese that has stripes or spots of mold that are blue or blue-grey. It is also spelt as “Bleu Cheese”. Blue cheese has a sharp and salty flavour. It can be consumed on its own and can be melted over with other foods. It is used in the kitchen in making food especially burgers and added in salads. Blue cheese takes 3-4 to age. It is made from cow, goat and sheep milk. It is usually low in prices than gorgonzola cheese. Blue cheese is sharp and salty in taste with a strong smell. It is safe to eat blue cheese molds because the mold present in blue cheese does not contain toxins. Blue cheese is high in calories but makes your food delicious.

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Blue cheese

Production

It is injected with mold penicillium glaucum and aged for several months in a temperature controlled environment, such as cave.

Gorgonzola Cheese

Gorgonzola cheese is a type of blue cheese. It was invented in 870 AD gorgonzola, Italy. It has a mild to sharp taste with the creamy texture. The gorgonzola cheese is used for topping, for pizza and pasta etc. it is made from unskimmed cow and goat milk. gorgonzola has blue-green veins that run throughout the cheese. Gorgonzola cheese takes 3-6 months to age. gorgonzola  does not have a strong smell like blue cheese. It is also good in taste.

Production

In creating gorgonzola, starting bacteria is added to milk, along with Penicillium glaucum mold. It is aged in a cave for 3-6 months with metal rods inserted and removed periodically to allow for moulds spores to grow in to veins.

Key Differences between Gorgonzola and Blue Cheese

  1. Blue cheese is a type of cheese. On the other hand, gorgonzola cheese is a type of blue cheese.
  2. The gorgonzola has a mild to sharp taste depending on its age, while blue cheese has a sharp and salty flavour.
  3. The Blue cheese take 3-4 months to age. On the other hand, gorgonzola cheese takes 3-6 months to age.
  4. The gorgonzola cheese is made from unskimmed cow and goat milk, while the blue cheese is made from cow, goat and sheep milk.
  5. The blue cheese has blue and blue-grey moulds on it and the gorgonzola has blue-green veins that are run throughout the cheese.
  6. The 1oz (28g) of blue cheese contains 100 calories, 8.1g of fat 6.06g of protein and 0.7g of carbohydrate. On the other hand, the 1oz (28g) of gorgonzola cheese contain 100 calories, 9g of fat, and 6g of protein and 1g of carbohydrate.
  7. The blue cheese is used as its own and by melting on other food and used in the kitchen especially for making burger and cheese salads, while the gorgonzola is used as topping on pizza and pasta.
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Comparison Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=u8lz5Ej0iUE

Conclusion

So, the blue cheese (bleu cheese) and gorgonzola are very different from each other because their making process is different from each other. Both have their own uses. Gorgonzola is a type of blue cheese but is different from it. There is also a difference in their nutritional values. They are different in appearance and taste. There is also a difference in their prices gorgonzola is a bit expensive than blue cheese. Both are good in taste and can make your food more delicious.
You will enjoy your grocery shopping when you have a good knowledge of what to buy.

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  1. Is it possible that ingesting approximately 2-3 oz. of Gorgonzola cheese and taking a probiotic (Acidophilus Ultra) tablet a few hour later could cause nausea and upset stomach?

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