This is the real deal Fontina, made from the raw milk of cows grazing in 6,500 foot high Alpine pastures. Today, milk for production comes from the Valdaostana cows that graze on the Alpine pastures (which are dotted with wildflowers and native herbs) at the foot of Mont Blanc. This semi-firm is washed weekly helps develop its signature funk. The uniquely rich and nutty flavor is reminiscent of truffles, with a subtle fruity, grassy aroma and supple texture.
Flavors of Fontina are subtle but complex, and while it makes an excellent and versatile cheese for cooking, it is also delicious for straightforward eating. There are savory notes of fruit, grass, earth and cellar, balanced by a gentle sweetness.
For over 25 years, Market Hall Foods has served as the East Bay's source for the best specialty groceries, the tastiest prepared foods, the finest cheeses and the freshest handmade pasta. Our buyers, chefs and cheesemongers are always working to ensure we're sharing nothing but the best with our customers. If we have to travel to the groves of an olive oil producer, the fields of a chicken farmer or the pastures of a cheesemaker, we will do it to be sure you know where our products come from.Read more