mozzarella

noun
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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Per capita consumption of mozzarella has topped cheddar since 2010. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "America Can’t Move Its Cheese," 17 Dec. 2018 The other appearance of eggplant in my childhood was eggplant Parmesan, which tended to be a leaden affair of heavily breaded eggplant layered with copious amounts of mozzarella and overly cooked tomato sauce. Evan Kleiman, latimes.com, "Cucina Italiana: The joy of eggplant. Try making a timbale," 5 July 2018 This is also the birthplace of agedashi mozzarella. New York Times, "The Restaurant That Became Japan’s Unofficial Ambassador," 3 July 2018 Fresh is best: Burrata, a pouch of mozzarella filled with cream, is best eaten as fresh as possible. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Outerlands’ Salad With Burrata, Strawberries & Fennel," 29 June 2018 Add the grape tomatoes, olives, and mini balls of mozzarella. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Here's a grilled corn recipe that's healthy and hands-off," 22 May 2018 The misrepresentation of mozzarella is an endless source of frustration for the angry Italians. Carla Ciccone, Bon Appetit, "The “Italians Mad at Food” Twitter Account Is Too Real to My Life," 7 May 2018 Inside the cumbersome bun were too-few slices of good-quality mozzarella, red sauce and far too many unsalted, halved cherry tomatoes. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "Urban Bricks' serviceable fast-casual pizza in north Arlington lacking in authenticity | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 11 Apr. 2018 When there's a world of wonderful Italian cheeses out there, an offering of mozzarella, Parmesan, chèvre and Brie feels like a lazy afterthought. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The Sicilian Butcher: 908 ways to eat meatballs at Maggiore's new Italian restaurant. But are they good?," 10 Apr. 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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mozzarella

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mozzarella

: a soft Italian cheese that has a mild flavor

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