fontina [fon-tee-nuh] Word Origin 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 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