Taleggio DOP

Taleggio DOP is one of Italy’s oldest soft cheeses with origins in the region of Lombardia, where it was first produced in the Taleggio Valley in the province of Bergamo, since the 10th century.


Taleggio DOP is made with whole cow’s milk and has a soft consistency both in its rind and its interior. The scent of this particular cheese is aromatic and quite intense, while its taste is sweet and slightly spicy as it matures.

Taleggio is a table cheese perfect for eating on its own or added to dishes such as the popular Risotto al Taleggio. As for a wine pairing, it marries well with a red, fruity and cool wine, such as Franciacorta Rosso DOCG.

true italian taste

When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.

Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.

Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.

So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.