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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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 Nervous teenagers come in on first dates and watch through the glass as workers in the kitchen sprinkle a mixture of provolone and mozzarella cheese onto pizza dough. Bret Anthony Johnston, Bon Appetit, "Panjo’s Pizza Parlor Is the Place That Time Forgot," 6 June 2018 Giambrone brought us a carafe of red wine, bread and a large plate of cheeses, cured meats, tuna-stuffed peppers, eggplant, artichokes and olives, followed by a plate of caprese (tomatoes and mozzarella). Alice Short,, "Avoiding pain and finding only pleasure in Sicily," 27 May 2018 The menu also has a few pizzas and pastas, like a margherita pizza with tomato, mozzarella and preserved giardinera, ricotta dumplings, and a Dungeness crab tagliolini. Grace Wong,, "Just Opened: Pacific Standard Time channels California spirit in River North," 2 May 2018 Arrange cucumber, tomatoes and mozzarella on salad plates. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spiralizer Cucumber Caprese Salad," 5 Jan. 2018 Cheese makers that rely on foreign sales are suffering as China and Mexico raise tariffs on U.S. mozzarella and provolone. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Take Our Cheese, Please: American Cheese Makers Suffer Under New Tariffs," 5 July 2018 Mann’s rendition of a stuffy is creamier than its typical New England counterpart, the quahog meat blended with mozzarella, herbs and housemade focaccia crumbs, then gratinéed in the shell. Craig Laban,, "Jersey Shore restaurants offer tasty food options from Cape May to LBI," 29 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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