Cambozola is a cows' milk cheese that is a combination of a French soft-ripened triple cream cheese and Italian Gorgonzola. It was patented and industrially produced for the world market by large German company Champignon in the 1970s. The cheese (originally called Bavaria Blu), was invented circa 1900 and is still produced by the Bergader family in the Chiemgau region of Bavaria.
It is made from the same blue Penicillium roqueforti mould used to make Gorgonzola, Roquefort, and Stilton. Cream is added to the milk, giving Cambozola a rich consistency. The rind of the cheese is similar to Camembert. It is considerably milder than Gorgonzola.
The cheese's name appears to be a portmanteau of Camembert and Gorgonzola, given that its flavour combines the moist, rich creaminess of Camembert with the sharpness of Gorgonzola. It also refers to the Roman name Cambodunum of the city Kempten, where Champignon is located.
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