Definition of taleggio in English:

taleggio

noun

  • [mass noun] A type of soft Italian cheese made from cow's milk.

    • ‘The principle I did not like was the serving of a prawn with ripe, screaming taleggio and truffle oil.’
    • ‘Add the taleggio, stir until melted then remove from the heat.’
    • ‘The green-veined Gorgonzola is quite different from the mould-ripened taleggio.’
    • ‘If you can impassively read about truffled taleggio on toast, tuna melt with paprika or a hot muffaletta while gazing at photographs of gooey cheese slathered over toasted bread, you are far stronger than me.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Named after the Taleggio valley in Lombardy.

Pronunciation:

taleggio

/taˈlɛdʒɪəʊ/