Provolone Cheese

Provolone Cheese Definition

Provolone cheese is an Italian cheese similar to pasta filata or stretched curd cheese. In these stringy-textured cheeses, the curd is cooked to a relatively high temperature and is pulled and molded while hot into various shapes.

The name provolone is derived from the Neapolitan word “prova,” meaning ball-shaped.

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