By MyRecipes
Updated April 19, 2013
Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

"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.

See our collection of Cheese Recipes for more ideas on cooking with different types of cheeses.

Recipe: Roquefort Cheesecake with Pear Preserves and Pecans