Fontina Europe’s Best 15 lb

Pungent, earthy, rich, nutty, creamy and woody all at once, Fontina is a truly stunning cheese to taste. With a natural orange rind and a pale, firm, semi-soft interior studded with ‘eyes’ (little holes), it certainly ticks all the boxes visually. It was first made in the Aosta Valley back in the twelfth century, and in certain frescoes from the area, you can see wheels of it take pride of place at banquets. The origins of the name are unclear, although many believe it is either named after the local village of Fontinaz or is derived from the old French word fontis, used to describe a cheese’s ability to melt, and it has stood the test of time to become one of Italy’s most famous cheeses.

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