Type of Milk: Cow
Aging Time: At least
Fontina Val d'Aosta is an Italian DOP cheese from
the bilingual valley region of Aosta in Northern Italy, on the French Border. It is an unpasteurized cows milk cheese that
is aged for approximately 90 days and uses the alpine milk of the Valdaostan cows. It is semi soft in texture with a few small
holes running through it and is a great cooking cheese since is melts evenly without any loss of flavor. It is an Alpine cheese
that fairly aromatic with rustic flavors that are earthy, herbaceous, and nutty. There are many generic cheeses that are produced
in a similar way (Fontinella, Fontella, or Fontal) but do not have the same rich flavor components of the DOP designated cheese.