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Fontina

We tasted eight cheeses, from authentic Fontina Val d'Aosta to the many versions available in supermarkets. We made some surprising discoveries.

What You Need To Know

In the cheese world, fontina is a challenge to clearly define. Depending on where and how it is made, it can vary in intensity, from mildly milky to earthy or mushroomy, often with a pleasant sweetness that enhances other ingredients. Some are described as being nutty or sharp. It has a reputation for melting well and is the perfect addition to lasagna, pizza, stuffed chicken breast...