Question: Can Fontinella Cheese Be Substituted For Fontina Cheese?

December 30, 2009


Sheri Wetherell's picture

Fontinella is actually a brand of cheese produced in North America and should not be confused with Fontina. Though both are creamy, semi-soft cheeses, Fontinella is much tangier than Fontina. Better substitutes for Fontina are Gruyere, Emmental, raclette, Appenzeller, Morbier, Beaufort, Bel Paese, or provolone.

leesuh's picture

I just tried to substitute fontinella for fontina in a cheese sauce and it curdled in the pan. Used it anyway though. Oh well.