What does it look like?
Each Taleggio cheese weighs between 1.7-2.2 kg, depending on the production technique. Each cheese is shaped like a square slab 18-20 cm in length and width and 4-7 cm in depth.
The rind is thin, soft and is naturally pink in colour with characteristic light sage-coloured mould (green-grey).
The body of the cheese has a uniform and solid consistency. It is softer just under the rind and, once the ageing process is completed, it’s quite crumbly in the middle.
The cheese varies from white to straw-coloured and occasionally contains tiny holes.
The flavour is sweet, slightly sour and a vaguely aromatic, sometimes with a hint of truffle. It has a characteristic aroma.