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Offline LadyLiberty

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Fontina Cheese Making Recipe?
« on: February 11, 2009, 06:34:23 PM »
Tom and I are looking for a recipe for Fontina, with no luck on the internet.  Well except for this:

http://www.practicallyedible.com/edible.nsf/encyclopaedia!openframeset&frame=Right&Src=/edible.nsf/pages/fontinacheese!opendocument

But that's a really unsatisfactory recipe and rather difficult to fill in the blanks.

I wasn't even sure what category to put Fontina in under the cheeseboards.  It's apparently a PDO type cheese.  "Dang Ferners." ;)  Just joking.


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Re: Fontina Cheese Making Recipe?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 06:56:58 PM »
PDO? Predominately Dead Organism?
Life is like a box of chocolates sometimes too much rennet makes you kill people.

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Re: Fontina Cheese Making Recipe?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 07:01:47 PM »
PDO? Predominately Dead Organism?


hehe
Protected Designation of Origin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected_designation_of_origin

Lots of foods have this in Europe.... Fontina, Manchego, many different wines, sausages....

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Re: Fontina Cheese Making Recipe?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 03:15:25 PM »
USA seems to have a lot of cheese that I have never heard of.  SO what does a fontina look/taste like.

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Re: Fontina Cheese Making Recipe?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 03:28:14 PM »
USA seems to have a lot of cheese that I have never heard of.  SO what does a fontina look/taste like.


Well it's an Italian cheese actually, it's just being sold here.  It's a creamy, not very sharp, but flavorful meltable cheese.

From Wikipedia:
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Fontina has a mild, somewhat nutty flavor, while rich, herbaceous and fruity. It melts well.


I really like it in omelettes.


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Re: Fontina Cheese Making Recipe?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 03:29:39 PM »
Ok thanks for that.  That gives me a better idea.