Caseificio | Fontina Val d’Aosta | Aosta Valley, Italy

$20.00 Per Pound

Fontina is another cheese whose name has been borrowed by so many imitators that the original is almost forgotten. The real Italian Fontina is made and aged in an Alpine style with red cows from Aosta, Italy and the recipe’s been around since the 12th century. It’s less creamy and nutty than Gruyere, but it brings a big fruity flavor and a pleasant texture. With proper aging, it can even develop a slight sharpness. The texture varies from semi-soft to firm and the flavours from mild and rich to more robust and overpowering.

  • Age: 12-16 Months
  • Cheese Type: Washed Rind
  • Country: Italy
  • Features: Cook Friendly
  • Made by: Cooperativa Produttori Latte e Fontina
  • Milk: Cow
  • Origin: Made in Saint-Cristophe, Valle d'Aosta
  • Pairings: Crisp Lagers, Medium Body White Wines
  • Raw/Pasteurized: Pasteurized
  • Rennet: Animal
  • Unit: per pound
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