Fontina Valle d'Aosta DOP Cheese

Fontina Valle d'Aosta DOP Cheese

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Vallet Pietro is a family producer of Fontina, located high in the alps, at the intersection of France, Switzerland and Italy. This classic alpine cheese is made from raw cow's milk and aged for 3 months. The original "fonduta" melter, this cheese has kept many an alpine skier satisfied. Nuanced flavors of grass, hay and hazelnuts make for a perfect melting cheese. But keep in mind, this washed rind cheese is so flavorful, it can be enjoyed as is!

Most of the Fontina in the Valle d’Aosta is produced using milk from cows that consume only approved dry feed 365 days a year because of the limited opportunities for field grazing (due to the extreme weather conditions inherent to the area). The dry feed is evaluated and approved by the Fontina Valle d’Aosta Cooperative and has allowed for consistent year- long production.

This Fontina Valle d’Aosta, however, is made with milk from the cheesemaker’s brother’s herd of cows (Pezzola Rossa Montebianco, Pezzola Black, La Castana and Valdostena breeds). The cows graze on fresh natural grasses. Their diet produces a cheese with more subtle flavors and the aromas of the valley.

Production does not involve high heat and this protects the natural enzymes and produces a cheese with subtle flavors. All of the cheese is salted by hand. For the last 15 days, each wheel is treated to the "affinage" process. This involves putting the wheels in their own underground cave with a stone floor which they pour water over to create humidity. This helps with the rind development and improves the flavor of the cheese.

  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.
  • We cut and wrap this cheese, by hand, from a 19 lb. wheel.

Nutrition Facts

Fontina Valle d'Aosta DOP Cheese by Cut & Wrapped by igourmet - 7.5 oz

Serving Size 1oz Total Servings approx. 7.5

Amount Per Serving

Calories 110

Calories from Fat 80

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g

Saturated Fat 6g

Trans Fat 0g

Cholestrol 28mg

Sodium 200mg

Total Carbohydrates 0g

Dietary Fiber 0g

Sugars 0g

Protein 8g

Vitamin A

0.04%

Vitamin C

0%

Calcium

0.28%

Iron

0%

Vitamin E

0%

Nutrition Facts

Fontina Valle d'Aosta DOP Cheese by Cut & Wrapped by igourmet - 9.5 lbs-Half Wheel

Serving Size 1oz Total Servings approx. 7.5

Amount Per Serving

Calories 110

Calories from Fat 80

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g

Saturated Fat 6g

Trans Fat 0g

Cholestrol 28mg

Sodium 200mg

Total Carbohydrates 0g

Dietary Fiber 0g

Sugars 0g

Protein 8g

Vitamin A

0.04%

Vitamin C

0%

Calcium

0.28%

Iron

0%

Vitamin E

0%

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