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Cheese Of The Week: Taleggio

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For centuries, Italian cheese gnomes in the Alps have been producing a soft, cows' milk delicacy called Taleggio. Despite a moderately strong smell from this washed rind offering, Taleggio is mild in flavor and endlessly spreadable on your favorite crusty bread. Considered to be among the oldest soft cheeses (the name Taleggio has reportedly been used since before the 10th century) the production of this creamy treat takes place notably in the fall and winter when cows are tired. Moral of the story: Lazy cows make bitchin' cheese. Pick some up at The Cheese Store of Silverlake and giggle about how good it is. That's what we did.