variants or caciocavallo cheese
plural -s
: a cheese originating in southern Italy and made from matted curd worked in hot water or whey and often molded into the shape of an Indian club or tenpin

Word History


Italian caciocavallo, literally, horse cheese, from cacio cheese (from Latin caseus) + cavallo horse, from Latin caballus nag

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caciocavallo was in 1865

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“Caciocavallo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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