Hailing from Italy's Lombardy region, this rich (48 percent fat), semisoft cheese is made from whole cow's milk.
Its flavor can range from mild to pungent, depending on its age.
When young, Taleggio's color is pale yellow and its texture semisoft. As it ages it darkens to deep yellow and becomes rather runny.
Taleggio is sold in flat blocks or cylinders and is covered either with a wax coating or a thin mold. It's excellent with salad greens or served with fruit for dessert