Fontina, Itailian Style, 5oz
Produced by Sartori Cheese
Fontina originated in Italy in 1477 in the mountainous Val d'Aosta region near the Swiss border. It was named Fontina d'Aosta for Mont Fontin and the nearby village of Fontinaz. Fontina is considered one of the most versatile cheeses in the world because it is excellent as both a table cheese and a cooking cheese. Fontina has been copied often, with the most notable styles being Italian, Swedish and Danish. Today, Wisconsin cheesemakers produce all three. The Italian style has a smooth, supple texture with tiny holes, a brown coating and a flavor that is mild, earthy and buttery.