Easy Creamy Gorgonzola Mousse Recipe
Even haters of blue cheese will be converted with this very easy recipe for creamy gorgonzola mousse. Quick and easy to make, this delectable spread is an ideal appetizer when smothered on top of crackers or toasted bread. Watch as Valeria and Benedetta talk you through the preparation of mousse di gorgonzola in the latest Foodie Sisters video recipe.
Using just two ingredients, this gorgonzola mousse is a fast pre-dinner appetizer that takes just minutes to prepare and does not need to be made ahead of time. The strong flavor of gorgonzola is tempered by the addition of creamy mascarpone, creating a more mellow taste and luscious texture. If you do not have mascarpone you could use cream cheese for a similar, although not identical, substitute. Once made, it is important to keep it at room temperature (unless you are using it the next day) to ensure a smooth, velvety consistency which spreads easily.
The recipe comes from our favorite family cookbook Il Talismano della Felicità. Although the original recipe suggests using black olives to decorate, professional cheese taster Benny also recommends trying a drizzle of honey, sliced grapes or even thin slivers of pear, all of which pair wonderfully with blue cheese. Experiment with these sweet and savory elements to produce an amazing contrast on your tastebuds.
Mousse di Gorgonzola
250g mascarpone, at room temperature
Rustic bread or crackers, to serve
Black olives, honey, grapes or pears, to decorate
First, remove the rind from the gorgonzola then place in a bowl and use a fork to mash it until soft. Add the mascarpone and mix together well until you have a smooth, creamy, consistency. Keep at room temperature until ready to use.
Spread the mousse onto toasted rustic bread or crackers and top with a drizzle of honey or slices of black olive, grapes, or pear.