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Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur. She has held true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites her fans to experience.
 
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
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November 16, 2014
Buying Fontina

For many recipes I recommend using genuine Fontina from Valle d'Aosta because of its superb flavor, texture, and melting ability. Fortunately, imported authentic Fontina is widely available in markets with good cheese departments or from gourmet vendors on the internet. Be sure that you are buying DOP (name protected) Fontina. It's slightly more expensive than other semi-soft cheeses, but it is well worth the cost.