Fontina is produced in Italian Alps with cow raw milk. Its rind is thin and compact, the texture is soft with a minimal number of holes and with a subtle taste of nuts.
Fontina has a certified label of origin since 1996.
400 000 Fontina wheels are produced each year. The Valdostana breed and Fontina are important guardians of the environment.
Fontin seems to be the name of the pasture where this cheese was created in the 13th century.