caciocavallo

noun ca·cio·ca·val·lo \¦kächōkəˈvä(ˌ)lō\
variants: or

caciocavallo cheese

Definition of caciocavallo

plural

-s

  1. :  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

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of caciocavallo

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


First Known Use: 1865


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up caciocavallo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!