ca·​cio·​ca·​val·​lo | \ ¦kächōkəˈvä(ˌ)lō \
variants: or caciocavallo cheese
plural -s

Definition of caciocavallo

: 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

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First Known Use of caciocavallo

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caciocavallo

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

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“Caciocavallo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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