Taleggio is a semi-soft, washed-rind cheese from the Valtaleggio region in northern Italy, near Lombardy. It is characteristically aromatic yet mild in flavour and features tangy, robust notes with a fruity finish. The texture of the cheese is melting at room temperature. The combination of the soft texture, pungent aroma, and buttery flavours has proven to be addictive especially when spread on fresh crusty bread. Taleggio pairs nicely with Italian wines, as well as fruits and nuts.