moz·​za·​rel·​la | \ˌmät-sə-ˈre-lə \

Definition of mozzarella 

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

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Creamy cauliflower soup with chicken broth, tomatoes, onions and fresh cauliflower will have enough cheddar and mozzarella to stretch high with each dip of a spoon, Carrasco said. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Rooftop tacos and margaritas coming to a new Mexican restaurant in Fall Creek Place," 16 May 2018 In other versions, a mash of potato and Cheddar has surprising buoyancy, and spinach, melded with feta, Parmesan and mozzarella, retains its vivid green. New York Times, "Modern Russian Dumplings That Nod to the Past," 26 Apr. 2018 Spread the chicken evenly in the bed of the tart shell, then sprinkle evenly with the Parmesan and mozzarella. Adam Ried,, "Recipes: Banish winter with a chicken-pesto dinner tart, salad, and dessert," 20 Apr. 2018 Upgrade a spaghetti dinner with chicken, colorful peppers, mozzarella, and Parmesan. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Spaghetti with Roasted Chicken and Peppers," 4 Aug. 2017 With an emphasis on fresh ingredients, such as the house mozzarella, which is pulled from curds each day and made into Fiori di latte, the end results are highly tasty. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The pizza version of a churrascaria exists — so wear your stretchy pants," 11 July 2018 Correction: May 25, 2018 An earlier version of a picture caption with this article misstated the name of a pizza with smoked mozzarella at Una Pizza Napoletana. Peter Meehan, New York Times, "Una Pizza Napoletana Returns to New York, With an Assist," 25 May 2018 This pizzeria offers several topping options, including the standard tomato-and-mozzarella Margherita, and a choice of shapes — square (whole or by the quarter) or round. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Leonelli Taberna Opens in NoMad," 19 June 2018 In a medium bowl, toss tomatoes and mozzarella with about half of the basil oil and salt to taste. Melissa Clark, charlotteobserver, "Chicken Milanese has its moment," 19 June 2018

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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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: a soft Italian cheese that has a mild flavor

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