Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A ripened cheese of variable texture and flavor, originally produced in Italy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a pale yellow cheese from Valle d'Aosta in Italy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Italian.

Examples

  • I recently made biscuits with pancetta and fontina, and was at a loss for what to pair with them, then I thought, hmmm, Rosé, so I chose Les Jamelles Cinsault Rosé 2007 and it was a perfect match!

    Latkes: impossible food-wine pairing? | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • Moroccan lamb meatballs, halibut and shrimp cakes with romesco, brioche panini with fontina and truffle oil, roasted pepper and Serrano ham, fried risotto balls, tuna tartare with chermoula on toast, fried polenta with mushroom duxelle.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Add a layer of store-bought sauerkraut, a layer of pulled pork, several slices of bread-and-butter pickles, 2 slices of country ham and 2 slices of fontina cheese.

    Super Super Bowl Sandwiches

  • Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal The three cheese melt is made with gruyere, fontina and goat cheese, as well as roasted tomatoes.

    Grilled Cheese and Tots

  • The fontina and goat cheese sandwich $7.50 melts in your mouth and is flavorful with roasted wild mushrooms and parsley pesto.

    Childhood Favorites

  • If you simply crave cheese, the three-cheese melt of gruyere, fontina and goat cheese with roasted tomatoes $7.75 is tasty, or opt for the classic, American cheese on white bread, for $4.99.

    Childhood Favorites

  • The mac with lobster and fontina was a higher-priced stroke of genius.

    Don't Mention the 'Curse'

  • Lori Eanes for the Wall Street Journal Mac & cheese with jack, cheddar, fontina and a touch of blue cheese and a toasted bread crumb topping The restaurant's most popular dishes include the $10.50 chicken pot pie topped with a flaky oregano crust, and a turkey club sandwich, also for $10.50.

    The Grove

  • From a grown up grilled cheese featuring cheddar, fontina, and basil on artisan bread, to the lemon ricotta pancakes, Sweet Laurette's delivers a taste sensation that would be right at home in the big city, with a heart that anchors it to the moody Northwest.

    Wendy Diamond: A Pet-Friendly Victorian Vacation in Port Townsend

  • And she explains that even though Thomas Jefferson had a macaroni-making machine and served his baked pasta doused with cheese, maccheroni al formaggio also has an Italian rendition, hers with sage, grated fontina, cheddar and parmesan cheese.

    Rozanne Gold: Lidia's Italy in America

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