Fontal 1kg

A very rich & creamy cheese, this versatile cheese can be used to make fondues, and similar Italian dishes.


Ingredients: Milk, Salt, Rennet, Conservative E251. Conservative in rind E235

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Fontal is a semi-soft cheese that belongs to the Fontina family. It is a cow’s milk cheese with origins in the Aosta Valley of Italy.


Fontal has a semi-soft and elastic texture. It is supple and smooth, making it easy to slice or melt. The texture can range from creamy when young to slightly firmer as it matures. The flavour of Fontal is mild and buttery, with a pleasant nuttiness. As it ages, it may develop more complexity and depth, offering a subtle tanginess. It lacks the pungency associated with some aged cheeses, making it approachable to a wide range of palates.


Fontal is versatile in the kitchen and can be used in a variety of culinary applications. It can be enjoyed on cheeseboards, melted into sauces, added to sandwiches, or incorporated into gratins and casseroles. It’s important to note that while Fontal shares characteristics with Fontina, it is a distinct cheese.


Fontina is a protected designation of origin (PDO) cheese from the Aosta Valley in Italy, and other cheeses with similar names, like Fontal, may be produced in different regions and have variations in flavour and texture.