Mauri Fontina Valle D'Aosta DOP


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Mauri Fontina Valle D'Aosta is a raw milk semi-hard cows milk cheese from Aosta Valley, Italy and a fabulous melting cheese.

Origin: Aosta Valley, Italy

Milk: Cow (raw milk)

Rennet Type:Animal rennet

Style: Semi hard

Classification: Artisan

Shelf Life: 7 - 10 days, this cheese is cut to order

Goes well with: A medium body red wine such as Nebbiolo.
Perfect for melting in fondue, grilled cheese sandwiches, polenta etc as well as on a cheese plate.

Similar cheeses: Raclette, Tilsit, Taleggio 

Printable Cheese Note

The cheese is matured on pine shelving for a minimum of 7 months usually in mountain caves or disused mine shafts. The cheeses are brushed, salted and regularly turned by hand which encourages them to develop their distinctive reddish-brown rind.
A touch funky on the nose, the flavour reflects seasonality of the milk, ranging from a mild nuttiness to herbaceous with a delicate buttery sweetness, becoming more intense as the cheese ages. When mature, it has smooth, dense and supple texture with occasional holes.

Try your hand at the classic Italian Fonduta alla valdostana - a traditional dish of Fontina whipped with milk, eggs, and truffles. Perfetto!

A little history

Taking its name from the small village of Fontinaz, in the Val d’Aosta region, this particular style of cheese has been made since the 12th century. Since 1955, it has been recognized under DOC system and is easily identifiable by a stencilled purple circle on the rind.

Mauri Fontina Valle D'Aosta has been selected by Mauri for its high quality as a premium example of Fontina. Since the 1920s, Mauri Formaggi has been making and ripening cheese in the small mountain village of Pasturo so they know a thing or two about great Italian cheese.

*DOP = Denominazione d’Origine Protetta (Protected Designation of Origin)

Ingredients: Unpasteurised cow's milk, salt, cultures, animal rennet.

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