Fontina is a cows' milk Italian cheese. Fontina cheese has been made in the Aosta Valley, in the Alps since the 12th century. It has a milk fat content of around 45%. As with many original varieties, the name "Fontina" has been imposed upon by such derivatives as "Fontinella", "Fontal", and "Fontella". Italian Fontina can be identified by a Consorzio (Consortium) stamp of the Matterhorn including the script "FONTINA". Although the version from Aosta is the original and the most famous, Fontina production occurs in other parts of Italy, as well as Denmark, Sweden and France.
Val d'Aosta Fontina must be made from unpasteurised milk from a single milking, with two batches being made per day.
Young Fontina has a softer texture (and can be suitable for fondue). Fonduta is a traditional dish of Fontina whipped with eggs and cream. Mature Fontina is a hard cheese. Fontina has a mild, somewhat nutty flavour, while rich, herbaceous and fruity. It melts well. It can be substituted with: Gruyère, Emmental, Beaufort, Taleggio, Edam, or Gouda.
Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses
The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.
For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
If the Fontina cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Fontina cheese.
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|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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