fontina

[fon-tee-nuh]

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for fontina

fontina

noun

a semihard, pale yellow, mild Italian cheese made from cows' milk

Word Origin for fontina

C20: from Italian dialect, of unknown origin
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