fontina [fon-tee-nuh] Word Origin noun

  1. 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

  1. 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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