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Definition of mozzarella

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

Examples of mozzarella in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sprinkle the top with the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, and cover the dish loosely with foil. Washington Post, 30 Dec. 2021 There’s a healthy contingent of amateur pizzaiolos doing the same on the weekends: perfecting the fermentation of their dough, growing their own basil, special ordering mozzarella di bufala cheese and using only San Marzano tomatoes for the sauce. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 24 Nov. 2021 The Dilly Dilly Pickle Pizza features a garlic butter base, and is topped with dill pickles, whole-milk mozzarella cheese, bacon and spicy horseradish ranch. cleveland, 11 Oct. 2021 Spread remaining angel hair, ricotta cheese mixture, meat sauce, and top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella. Bake, uncovered, for 25-35 minutes, until cheese is lightly browned. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 8 Oct. 2021 Even so, Neapolitan pizza made with fresh mozzarella can be … soupy. New York Times, 17 Aug. 2021 Use your hands to flatten each piece into a 2 ½-inch-wide round, then place a piece of mozzarella into the center. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021 Some places offer the traditional, layering gloriously melty mozzarella and sublime tomato sauce over bread dough baked just right. Gwendolyn Wu, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Nov. 2021 Before the talk commences, Logan makes Kendall’s son try some of his mozzarella, while Kendall looks on in disbelief. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 5 Dec. 2021

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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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The first known use of mozzarella was in 1911

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“Mozzarella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of mozzarella

: a soft Italian cheese that has a mild flavor

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