- a type of Italian cheese, semisoft to firm, made of cow's or sheep's milk.
Origin of fontina
1935–40; < Italian < Upper Italian dial. (Val d'Aosta), of uncertain origin
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- a semihard, pale yellow, mild Italian cheese made from cows' milk
C20: from Italian dialect, of unknown origin