Regional Food of Val d'Aosta

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Location of Aosta Valley
Area: 3,263 km²
Population: 123,978
Density: 38/km²
Capital: Aosta

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Comunes
  • Aosta
    • Allein
      Antey-Saint-Andrè
      Aosta
      Arnad
      Arvier
      Avise
      Ayas
      Aymavilles
      Bard
      Bionaz
      Brissogne
      Brusson
      Challand-Saint-Anselme
      Challand-Saint-Victor
      Chambave
      Chamois
      Champdepraz
      Champorcher
      Charvensod
      Chatillon
      Cogne
      Courmayeur
      Donnas
      Doues
      Emarèse
      Etroubles
      Fénis
      Fontainemore
      Gaby
      Gignod
      Gressan
      Gressoney-la-Trinitè
      Gressoney-Saint-Jean
      Hone
      Introd
      Issime
      Issogne
      Jovencan
      La Magdeleine
      La Salle
      La Thuile
      Lillianes
      Montjovet
      Morgex
      Nus
      Ollomont
      Oyace
      Perloz
      Pollein
      Pontboset
      Pontey
      Pont-Saint-Martin
      Prè-Saint-Didier
      Quart
      Rhemes-Notre-Dame
      Rhemes-Saint-Georges
      Roisan
      Saint-Christophe
      Saint-Denis
      Saint-Marcel
      Saint-Nicolas
      Saint-Oyen
      Saint-Pierre
      Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses
      Saint-Vincent
      Sarre
      Torgnon
      Valgrisenche
      Valpelline
      Valsavarenche
      Valtournenche
      Verrayes
      Verrès
      Villeneuve

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Regional Food of Val d'Aosta
Fontina Cheese - Photo: Luigi Chiesa

Val D'Aosta is the smallest region in Italy but with the highest mountains in Europe and the food is greatly influenzed by France and the Alps.

As with most northern regions, polenta is a part of the staple diet and is served here with smoked bacon and game from the mountains and forests.

Rye bread, cheese fondue, bread thickened soups and stewed, braised and roasted dishes are customary here. Butter, cream and cheese are more important than in other parts of Italy.

A delicious cow's milk cheese called Fontina has been produced in Val D'Aosta since the 12th century. Fontina Val d'Aosta is a semi-cooked, full-fat, semi-hard cheese using unpasteurised milk from a single milking, with two batches being made per day. It has an intense flavour and is noted for its sweet earthy taste.

When the cheese is young it has a softer texture and melts well making it ideal for fondues. The locals make a mouthwatering fondue called Fonduta using Fontina cheese whipped up with eggs and cream and butter. A good melting cheese, Fontina can be substituted in recipes with Gruyère, Emmental, Beaufort, Taleggio, Edam, or Gouda.

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Aosta Valley Information
Location of Aosta Valley
Area: 3,263 km²
Population: 123,978
Density: 38/km²
Capital: Aosta

Find a hotel in Aosta Valley
Provinces
Comunes
  • Aosta
    • Allein
      Antey-Saint-Andrè
      Aosta
      Arnad
      Arvier
      Avise
      Ayas
      Aymavilles
      Bard
      Bionaz
      Brissogne
      Brusson
      Challand-Saint-Anselme
      Challand-Saint-Victor
      Chambave
      Chamois
      Champdepraz
      Champorcher
      Charvensod
      Chatillon
      Cogne
      Courmayeur
      Donnas
      Doues
      Emarèse
      Etroubles
      Fénis
      Fontainemore
      Gaby
      Gignod
      Gressan
      Gressoney-la-Trinitè
      Gressoney-Saint-Jean
      Hone
      Introd
      Issime
      Issogne
      Jovencan
      La Magdeleine
      La Salle
      La Thuile
      Lillianes
      Montjovet
      Morgex
      Nus
      Ollomont
      Oyace
      Perloz
      Pollein
      Pontboset
      Pontey
      Pont-Saint-Martin
      Prè-Saint-Didier
      Quart
      Rhemes-Notre-Dame
      Rhemes-Saint-Georges
      Roisan
      Saint-Christophe
      Saint-Denis
      Saint-Marcel
      Saint-Nicolas
      Saint-Oyen
      Saint-Pierre
      Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses
      Saint-Vincent
      Sarre
      Torgnon
      Valgrisenche
      Valpelline
      Valsavarenche
      Valtournenche
      Verrayes
      Verrès
      Villeneuve

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Aosta Valley Airports
Aosta Valley National Parks
Gran Paradiso National Park
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