Definition of mozzarella
: a moist white unsalted unripened cheese of mild flavor and a smooth rubbery texture
Recent Examples of mozzarella from the Web
With a small spoon, distribute the ricotta in little blobs evenly over surface, then arrange half the smoked mozzarella over the ricotta.
The cheese — mozzarella — oozed beautifully on the tines of a plastic fork.
The trade agreement also establishes a tax-free quota for fresh cheeses, like as mozzarella.
Clean Up Hitter Speaking of monsters, this burger is a mess of ingredients: beef, Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, sweet peppers and marinara sauce.
The two-piece is hand-braided, using homemade dough, whole-milk mozzarella cheese, sauce from fresh California tomatoes and topped with pepperonis.
Cover with two cups of sauce, then the mozzarella, then ¾ cup of Parmesan.
Repeat with the remaining eggplant, sauce and mozzarella.
Second course: Prosciutto, Buffala mozzarella, plums, tangerine, pistachio, mint, basil, olive oil...
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Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 1911See Words from the same year
MOZZARELLA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mozzarella for English Language Learners
: a soft Italian cheese that has a mild flavor
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