Fontina FontalSKU: 20082100000
This is the real Fontina, made from the raw milk of cows grazing in 6,500 foot high Alpine pastures. This semi-firm, cooked and pressed cheese is a washed rind cheese which develops its signature funk and keeps the paste plump. The uniquely rich and nutty flavor is reminiscent of truffles, with a subtle fruity, grassy aroma and supple texture. A central ingredient in Piedmont's famed fondutta, similar to Swiss fondue, blended to orgiastic rapture with cream, eggs, and shaved white truffle. Regional wisdom recommends you grab a glass of Barbaresco or other Nebbiolo-based wine. Try it with a big Chardonnay, or a bold Piemonte red.