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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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The cheese is fresh-tasting, slightly tangy and fluffy, the opposite of a smothering mozzarella-blanket, and enriched with both a bright-yellow egg yolk and a pat of melting butter. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Feels like family: Seattle’s Dacha Diner might be your new favorite place," 29 Mar. 2019 When things seemingly couldn’t be better, a last round of indulgence came in the form of thin crust pizzas and smoked bufala mozzarella. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "Natalia Vodianova Puts the Fabulous in Her Fabulous Fund Fair With Vuitton, Dior, and Stella McCartney Goodies Up for Grabs," 20 Feb. 2019 But an air fryer, using only a small amount of oil heated and circulated by internal convection fans, makes crisp French fries, spring rolls, mozzarella sticks, mini empanadas, and more with a fraction of the calories and fat. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Air Fryers for Making Crispy Comfort Foods So Much Healthier," 20 Nov. 2018 Behold: Getty Imagesolgalngs This isn't a giant mozzarella stick (although that would also be a pretty great local specialty). Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Skopelos, Greece," 14 Oct. 2018 Mine was The Fat Doug, which came with mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, onion rings, french fries, and honey mustard on an eight-inch roll. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Love Letter to The Fat Sandwich, New Jersey's Delicious (and Caloric) Claim to Fame," 1 Oct. 2018 French fries: Most fryers are used to cook foods other than fries, such as breaded chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks or wings. Emily Rubin, Rd, Ldn,, "Going gluten free? Dietitian shares unexpected sources of gluten," 11 June 2018 Perfect the art of a creamy burrata or sharp mozzarella, and then impress your friends at your next wine-and-cheese gathering. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "The Best Cooking and Baking Classes in New York City," 18 Oct. 2018 The sleek silver Sous Chef has multiple feeding tubes, one of which is large enough to hold an entire tomato or one-pound block of mozzarella. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 7 Best Food Processors to Buy, According to Kitchen Appliance Experts," 1 Feb. 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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