What is the difference between Gorgonzola, Roquefort and blue cheese?

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"What is the difference between Gorgonzola, Roquefort and blue cheese? Can they be used interchangeably in recipes?"

Roquefort and Gorgonzola are two kinds of blue cheese. Roquefort is a French sheep’s milk cheese and Gorgonzola is Italian and made from cow’s milk. Roquefort has a sharper flavor, but is not as strongly flavored as robust and aromatic Gorgonzola.

 

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Recipe: Roquefort Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans

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