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Fontina Val D'Aosta Cheese from Italy

Fontina Val D'Aosta Cheese from Italy

The truffle of the cheese world.

The best Italian fontina is an exceptional eating experience – exotic, earthy, magical. I think of it as the truffle of the cheese world. Sadly, most fontina available in this country is but a pale imitation. But this is the real thing. This supple cheese's flavor hints of pristine forest floors, then shifts to a lovely, lingering scent of wild mushrooms. I use it with Arborio or Carnaroli Rice to make a great Italian risotto.

A note about aroma.
Like the truffles I compare it to, Fontina Val d'Aosta is very aromatic. That's a nice way of saying sometimes it can be stinky. The intensity of the aroma changes from wheel to wheel but with good Fontina like this, it's almost always present. Some people love it. Some are put off. On the novice to expert cheese lover spectrum, this is definitely more on the expert side. Something worth noting, depending on who's going to be receiving it.

Cow's milk
Pasteurized
Traditional rennet

Fontina Val D'Aosta Cheese from Italy

C-FON by the lb
Current Price $14 - $27
Ships 2 business days warm weather care

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How to store your cheese

Store your cheese in the warmest part of your refrigerator. That’s usually the door or a drawer. Don’t freeze your cheese, refrigerator only please! Keep the cheese in the special bag we shipped it in. We get those snazzy bags from France where they’re developed especially for cheese. The paper allows the cheese to breathe a […]

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