Fontina Alpage

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250.00 Grams

The most famous cheese from the Aosta Valley. Made with raw cows' milk, obtained exclusively from one single milking from cows of Valdostana breed.

Being a summer milk 'alpage' version, the cows feed on the especially lush grass, herbs and flowers that are naturally abundant at this time of year. This leads to a flavour which is sweet with strong hints of herbs and a rich range of aromas that are acquired during the traditional cave ageing process.

Aged for 120 days, the texture is semi hard, similar to Morbier or Raclette, but with a much stronger and more complex taste. Alongside Vacherin Fribourgeois, this is a strong contender as the world's best cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches. It is also a great table cheese, being a great contrast to an aged Parmigiano or Comte, and a perfect addition to a fondue mix.

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Milk Variety: Cows'
  • Style of Cheese: Hard
  • Pasteurised: No
  • For pregnant women: No
  • Vegetarian: No

As this cheese is hand cut, the weight of the actual piece ordered will be estimated  +/- 50g from the stated weight. We will ensure that the total price value of your order will be accurate or slightly in excess.