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The Instacart guide to Fontina cheese


About Fontina cheese

Fontina cheese has a nutty, creamy, buttery taste. It is a semi-hard cheese that melts well for fondue. When it is grated, it is delicious when melted on top of a pizza with mozzarella, Parmesan, and other cheeses. Fontina's tangy flavor is also a favorite for soups or sauces. This cheese has a wonderful gooey texture when cooked, and many chefs use it to take their recipes to the next level.

This type of cheese has been enjoyed since the Middle Ages. Fontina cheese was first made in the 13th century, and it originated in the foothills of the Swiss Alps in Italy.

The inside of this cheese is pale or light yellow, with some small eyes and an orange tint on the rind. While it was traditionally made in a wheel, you can find slices for your convenience. Affordable and classic, try one of our varieties of Fontina cheese today. Fontina is versatile and buttery tasting, used commonly for fondue, and it melts beautifully. 

Our Fontina products offer shoppers delicious, artisanal cheeses delivered right to their door. This cow's milk cheese is available in your selection of varieties to try today. Fontina cheese is perfect for authentic Italian recipes or as a healthy snack any time of day.

The cheese originates in the Valle d'Aosta region of Italy. The milk is made from unpasteurized cow's milk. It comes from the Valdaostane Red Spotted cows that live in the Aosta Valley. This mountainous region in the northwest part of Italy gives plenty of fresh air, sunshine, green grass, and pure water to help the cows make this amazing cheese. Located in the foothills of the alps, it produces a world-renowned cheese available for delivery through Instacart!

Genuine Fontina cheese is made from raw milk collected in a single milking. To be safe, the unpasteurized milk is made into cheese within two hours. They are pressed into wheels and brined, then put into aging caves.

A culinary staple for hundreds of years, regional varieties of Fontina cheese can be found in the USA, Denmark, France, Canada, and Argentina. They are similar to Gruyere cheese. Do yourself a favor and sample Fontina from all over the world.

Here are some of the characteristics of the various types of Fontina cheese:
  • Italian-style Fontina: This is the classic Fontina type. There may not be a rind, or it could be washed. Its flavor is earthy and faintly like mushrooms. The moisture content in the Italian-style Fontina cheese might be lower than that of other types.
  • Danish-style Fontina: Danish-style Fontina cheeses may have a red rind. It is also made from pasteurized cheese, which gives it a more mild flavor. This type of Fontina is softer, more sliceable, and more meltable than Italian Fontina.
  • American-style Fontina: The American-style Fontina is made in a way similar to the Danish type. It uses modern culinary conveniences, including using pasteurized milk and adjusting the pH with citric acid. These adjustments mean that it is exceptionally soft.

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FAQs About Fontina

Try this semi-soft cheese with dried fruit like raisins or dates, dark chocolate, or grapes. It is ideal for melting on toast or eating on crackers. Fontina cheese makes a great addition to any cheese plate or cheese board, with a satisfying and mild flavor.

It is a full-fat semi-hard and sliceable cheese. Its milk fat content measures around 45%. Fontina is made from cow's milk. This type of cheese melts very well, and it is a great addition to any recipe for a full, cheesy flavor.

Cheese is part of any balanced diet. It contains a healthy serving of protein and calories for a nutrient-dense snack any time of the day. Fontina cheese may help to protect heart health. It contains essential nutrients like calcium for bone health and probiotics for healthy digestion and gut function. Fontina cheese also has vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin K, and phosphorus. 

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