Milk: Cows Milk
Genuine Fontina comes from the Val dAosta region of Italy in the Alps near the French and Swiss borders. Fontina is dense, smooth, and slightly elastic. The straw-colored interior with its small round holes has a delicate nuttiness with a hint of mild honey. When melted, as it frequently is, the flavor is earthy with a taste of mushrooms and a fresh acidity. Fontina is the primary ingredient of Italian fonduta and is a pristine table or dessert cheese. Fontina ripens in about three months and has a fat content of 45 percent.