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Definition of mozzarella

: a moist white unsalted unripened cheese of mild flavor and a smooth rubbery texture

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Think lots of vegetables and herbs, maybe some mozzarella or burrata or blue cheese; olives and anchovies. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "How to turn old bread into a fresh and amazing meal," 5 Sep. 2019 Also in Larimer Square, Tag’s Campana buffalo mozzarella is made with charred peaches, guanciale, pine nuts and Calabrian chili oil. Josie Sexton, The Know, "From peach foie gras to boozy slushies, 20 ways to eat peaches at Denver restaurants right now," 28 Aug. 2019 Then combine the watermelon mixture with the mozzarella mixture. Adam Sachs, ELLE Decor, "Take Your Lunch to Work in Style with a Portable Japanese-Style Lunch Box," 15 Aug. 2019 Battlefield Bufala sells true water-buffalo mozzarella from animals raised in Tarrant County, as well as meat from the same stock. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, "This Fort Worth farmers market has all locally-grown goods, including apples and giant tomatoes," 12 Aug. 2019 The border region of Lombardy adopted blue-veined cheese over mozzarella, and substituted rice for the ubiquitous Italian pasta. Jim Kempton, Orange County Register, "Follow the French: A look at the French influence on cuisine around the world," 2 Aug. 2019 Take some of the best elements of your charcuterie board (ahem, salami and mozzarella), and turn 'em into today's lunch. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Salami, Mozzarella, and Olive Tapenade Wraps," 1 July 2019 Her company now makes a whole line of dairy-free products, including versions of chèvre, cream cheese, mozzarella, roadhouse cheese—and Schinner’s number one product: butter. Deena Shanker, Fortune, "Big Dairy Battling Vegan Industry in Butter-Labeling War," 17 June 2019 The Piero is topped with speck, white truffle oil and mozzarella. Carlos Frías, miamiherald, "This pizza spot is a cult favorite. And it’s coming to the new-and-improved CocoWalk," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of mozzarella

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mozzarella

Italian, diminutive of mozza, a kind of cheese, from mozzare to cut off, from mozzo cut off, docked, from Vulgar Latin *mutius, alteration of Latin mutilus

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English Language Learners Definition of mozzarella

: a soft Italian cheese that has a mild flavor

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