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

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

a semisoft to firm pale yellow Italian cheese.
[1935–40; < Italian < Upper Italian Piedmont, of uncertain orig.]
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I have used everything from Parmesan to cheddar and Monterey Jack to Fontina. The cheese you select will largely depend on what other things, if any, you add to your mixture.
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Like a glass of bubbly, this tea pairs perfectly with Parma ham and mild cheeses, such as fontina, which may sound like an odd combination, but we'll take any excuse if it means eating more cheese!
From fresh mozzarella and tart feta to aged Asiago and buttery Fontina, you'll have nice variety for everyone.
BLACK BEAN & FONTINA CHEESE QUESADILLAS Oozy and cheesy, with a satisfying crunch on the outside SERVES 2-4 INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil 1 banana shallot onion, finely sliced Salt and pepper 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika 1 tsp ground coriander 1/2 a 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp brown sugar 1/2 a 400g can black beans, drained and rinsed Small bunch of fresh coriander, roughly chopped 2 large flour tortillas 80g fontina cheese, sliced, or grated mozzarella 1 fresh green jalapeno chilli, thinly sliced 2 tbsp red sliced pickled onions, drained 1.
According to Raimondi, cheeses like Ragusano, Asiago, Bitto, Fontina, Bra, Castelmagno and Italico are semi-hard with a moisture content of 35-45 per cent while Grana Padano, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano, Montasio, Pecorino Sardo and Fiore Sardo are of the hard variety, as their water levels are below 35 per cent.
freshly ground pepper 1 cup shredded fontina cheese 3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese 1 tbsp.
A firm believer in using locally sourced ingredients, Jones is designing the restaurants menus to feature fresh, in-season ingredients, with such dishes as porchetta with apple fennel slaw and lavender honey, prime flat iron steak with bone marrow and pickle onion bacon jam, and lobster mac & cheese with fontina and smoked gouda and herbed crab crust, as well as local wines.
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Purple sprouting broccoli & kale gratin Serves 8 aIngredients 400g kale 15g butter 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped Really generous grating of fresh nutmeg 300g purple sprouting broccoli 500ml double cream 100g fontina, very thinly sliced 50g Parmesan, grated Method 1 Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.