Fontina Aosta

Size: 100g
Sale price£3.75

Fontina is a semi-hard, raw cow's milk cheese made throughout the Aosta valley in the western Italian alps. Ours is made by the Volger family with their own small herd of cows which grazes in the alpine pastures. They make two batches of seven wheels every day. The wheels are pressed slowly over 12 hours before aging in the Volger's natural cave for up to 100 days, during which time they are regularly turned and salted, causing the characteristic orange rind.

Similar in texture to dried mozzarella but with more depth of flavour, the paste is smooth and slightly elastic, with a buttery and nutty flavour.

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We work directly with Italian producers

Or products are sent from all over Italy to a transport hub just outside Milan.

From there everything is exported straight to us at Borough, arriving early on Friday. Over the years we have formed close relationships with our producers. This, combined with the short, direct supply chain, means we can be confident in the quality, provenance, and consistency of our products.

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Prepared and packaged in Borough Market

All online orders are compiled in our warehouse unit in Borough Market

Our purpose built facility, opened in 2018, includes an environmentally controlled curing room, cold storage and a prep kitchen. All product preparation happens here - hams are de-boned, salami sliced, and cheeses cut to order. If you order from us on-line, you will be getting exactly the same products that we sell in our Borough shop.

Borough Market

From our home to yours

We want our products to arrive with you in perfect condition

We've spent a long time researching and planning the best and most sustainable way of sending our products out by post. We are confident of our logistics, and pleased to be able to include reusable ice packs and sustainable 'wool cool' insulation as part of our packaging solutions.

Delivery

Free Delivery

We offer free delivery for orders above £50. Orders may arrive +/-2 days of your requested delivery date

Fresh from Italy

Our products arrive fresh from Italy every Friday morning.

Focused

We focus on a smaller product range so we can ensure the highest possible standards

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