Fontina Val d'Aosta

 
 
$8.87 - $319.45
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Size:
8 oz, 1 LB or Whole Wheel
Milk Type:
Cow
Flavor:
Mild
Texture:
Semi-Soft-Cheese
Wine Pairing:
Chianti
Country of Origin:
Italy
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Fontina Val d’Aosta is an Italian unpasteurized cow’s milk cheese. Authentic Fontina cheese comes from the Val d’Aosta region of Italy. This is the region is located in the Alps, near the French and Swiss border. It’s no coincidence then, the similarities between Italian Fontina and French Gruyere.

Fontina is a semi firm cheese that is allowed to age for about three months. The paste of Fontina tastes of mushrooms and woods; these flavors are delicious enough to let Fontina stand on its own or as part of a cheese platter. When cooking with Fontina, pair it with other earthy ingredients like roast meat or truffles. Fontina is a wonderful melting cheese and a favorite for use in Italian fondue. It’s also a commonly used dessert cheese and pairs well with sliced fruits and honey.

If you are looking for a wine pairing, try a full bodied read wine, like a Barolo from the Piemonte region. 

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Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.

For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.

A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.

B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.

C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.

D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.

E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.

Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).

As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.

For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.

* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations

To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.

October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.