by Defendi. Product of Italy.
Fontina DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta) is a type of Italian cheese that has been granted a special designation by the European Union. The DOP status is given to food products that are produced, processed, and prepared in a specific geographical area using traditional methods and ingredients.
Fontina DOP is made from cow's milk and comes from the Valle d'Aosta region in the northwestern part of Italy. The cheese is made from the milk of cows that graze on high-altitude pastures, which gives the cheese its unique flavor. The cheese is made using traditional methods, including curdling the milk with natural enzymes, shaping the curds into wheels, and aging the cheese for a minimum of three months.
Fontina DOP has a pale yellow to ivory color and a semi-soft texture with small irregular holes. It has a rich and nutty flavor with a slightly fruity aroma. The cheese is commonly used in cooking, especially in dishes such as fondue, gratins, and risotto. It is also often served as a table cheese, sliced thinly and accompanied by bread, fruit, and wine.
Ingredients: cow's milk, salt, rennet. CONTAINS: MILK.
We ship perishable items in thermo-insulated cardboard boxes with reusable ice packs to insure that you food items arrive in good shape.
All cheeses we slice to order and wrap in cheese paper as we want you to enjoy original flavor of cheese - not damaged by vacuum or plastic.
All meats which require slicing we slice to order and lay it out on wax paper (deli-style) so it is easy to separate slices. Then we pack it in a plastic pouch with nitrogen purge (again, to make it easy to separate pieces we don't vacuum the meats but use commercial style food grade inert gas mix).
CALIFORNIA: Monday - Thursday.
OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA: Monday - Wednesday.
Note that the shipping method (for example, overnight) doesn't mean that your order will be processed and shipped on the same day you placed the order. Generally, allow us at least one day for processing your order as we slice and wrap everything by hand to order.
Any US federal holidays may delay the shipment.
WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERY DELAYS BY CARRIERS.
Saturday delivery is not available at the moment.