A Taleggio cheese is in the form of a quadrangular parallelepiped, with sides measuring about 20 cm (8") and a weight of 2 kg (4 lb). Of all Italian cheeses Taleggio is the one closest to a French soft cheese. It is made by a process akin to those used for camembert and neufchâtel. As with the latter, the white mould on the surface turns reddish after a while. The fat content is at least 40 per cent and the flavour mild and lightly aromatic.