noun ca·cio·ca·val·lo \¦kächōkəˈvä(ˌ)lō\
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caciocavallo cheese

Definition of caciocavallo



  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

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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

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