An Italian cheese with a rich nutty flavour. Semi soft when young, it hardens as it ages. Made from unpasteurised cow’s milk.
Fontina Val d’Aosta comes from the Aosta valley in the Alps. Creamy and nutty with a very slight hint of sweetness, this rich cheese has a straw coloured interior pitted with tiny holes. Young cheeses are semi soft, but when fully mature Fontina can be grated like Parmesan.
Said to date back to around the 12th century, Fontina is one of the great Italian cheeses, not to be confused with the milder Swedish and Danish versions. It’s made from unpasteurised cow’s milk which gives it all those lovely layers of flavour.