How to say “acquired taste” in Italian

Meaning of the English idiom

“Acquired taste” is used for a food or drink that you don’t like at first, but you end up liking.

How do you say acquired taste in Italian?

You translate acquired taste in Italian as gusto acquisito.

Gusto acquisito
Acquired taste

The idiom literally means “acquired taste”, so it can be translated word for word.

old man eating something delicious

For example, you could say…

Il gorgonzola è un gusto acquisito.
Gorgonzola is an acquired taste.

Un gusto acquisito è qualcosa che non si può apprezzare a dovere prima di averla provata varie volte.
An acquired taste is something you cannot properly appreciate before you have tried it several times.

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