Gorgonzola is an ancient blue cheese which originated in the mountainous Piemonte region of Northern Italy. Desertetto Blua is named in honor of Sam Lovera's grandmother Marta Blua who resided in the small village of Desertetto by Valdieri in Piemonte. Lovera's dedicated cheese crew uses the traditional double-curd technique of gorgonzola production. This method uses two different day's curds to produce a cheese that is both crumbly and smooth. Using raw Jersey cow's milk rich in cream along with remote strains of p. rojqueforti they have crafted a uniquely exquisite blue. The milk for all of our hand-crafted cheeses is from family-owned single source dairies and is hormone and pesticide free.