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A ripened cheese of variable texture and flavor, originally produced in Italy.



(Cookery) a semihard, pale yellow, mild Italian cheese made from cows' milk
[C20: from Italian dialect, of unknown origin]


(fɒnˈti nə)

a semisoft to firm pale yellow Italian cheese.
[1935–40; < Italian < Upper Italian Piedmont, of uncertain orig.]
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There were words of praise, too, for dishes of chicken stuffed with Fontina cheese and wrapped in ham, calves' liver with white onions and Barola sauce and halibut with a cray-fish mousseline.
Polly and Livvy shared some rustic breads (bruschetta with artichoke mousse and strips of smoked salmon, tomato, grilled aubergines, courgette and melted fontina cheese, and trademark "whole garlic" bread).
Fruites de la Terre" with chef Jonathon Strand teaches handling techniques and preparation of truffles, and features White Truffle Parsnip Gratin; Black Truffle Fondue With Fontina Cheese and Fresh Sourdough Baguette; Black Truffle-Infused Scrambled Egg With Duck and Fried Potatoes.
The sandwich is composed of slices of Fontina and baby Swiss cheeses with shrimp, tomatoes and bacon between grilled whole-grain bread.
Its shelves are crammed with Italian products ranging from bowls of olives to polenta and lesser known Italian cheeses such as Fontina and Taleggio.
Four-Cheese: Featuring pesto sauce topped with a blend of mozzarella, fontina, parmesan and creamy goat cheeses, along with sliced red tomatoes and basil.
that produces Havarti, Gouda, Edam, Fontina and Muenster.
April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sartori Cheese is proud to announce that Master Cheesemaker Mark Gustafson has received his second Master certification, specializing in Fontina and Romano cheese.
Q&A QI've noticed a cheese called fontina in the supermarket that looks interesting.
I like the look of fontina but does it have a strong taste?
Garden Omelette , with fresh broccoli, mushrooms, roasted red bell peppers, Fontina cheese, avocado, and basil, topped with fire roasted salsa rossa, served with fresh fruit ($10.
Then you hit the cabbage filling, which is soft and silky, slightly sweet from caramelized onions, and creamy from a hefty dose of grated fontina cheese.