Piedmontese Rice and Fontina

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      30 min

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By Giuliano Hazan

Published 2012

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Here is an incredibly easy dish whose luscious flavor is dependent on the ingredients used. Val d’Aosta is actually a separate region bordering Piedmont to the north, and it includes the Italian slope of Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc). The cheese for which it is famous, Fontina, gets its distinctive flavor from the milk produced by cows that graze on mountain grasses and wildflowers at close to 6,000 feet. The rice should be the special short-grained rice used for risotto that Piedmont is known