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Location type: City
Location address: Italia, Milano, Gorgonzola
Number of texts: 2
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Gorgonzola is the center of Gorgonzoal cheese making. Around Gorgonzoal, there were vast areas of pasture land, ideal for cows. During autumn, shepperds were brining their cows from the Alps to the Po Valley and they let them graze and rest around this area. The cheese made from the milk was called “stracchino/stracco” which means “tired”. Later on, they called it “Stracchino di Gorgonzola”.

Cheeseproduction dates at least from the 9the century, here. Originally, only autumn cheese was made. Now, there is almost no cheese produciton anymore in Gogonzola city. 

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Gorgonzola is a comune in the province of Milan, part of Lombardy, northern Italy. Once a rural community, and famous for the cheese which bears its name, today it forms part of the Milanese conurbation and has three stations on the Milan Metro, Villa Pompea, Gorgonzola and Cascina Antonietta, all of which are on the M2 line.

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