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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Burgers like the Abe Froman topped with knockwurst, The Sophia Loren with mozzarella and artichoke pesto and The G.O.A.T. with goat cheese and spicy candied bacon, all served on pretzel buns. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Naperville Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Empire Burgers & Brew in Naperville," 8 July 2018 Creamy new-crop potatoes deserve a little appreciation before they’re sent off to root cellars, and Mr. Hardy built a fine appetizer around them with leggy broccoli sprouts and melting chunks of fresh mozzarella spiked with anchovy. New York Times, "Legacy Records Looks for History in a Brand New Neighborhood," 19 June 2018 When almost finished cooking, top burgers with mozzarella. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summer classics: Brighten up that all-American burger with lemon, garlic," 6 June 2018 The namesake pie is made with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, sweet sausage, caramelized onions, mushrooms and roasted peppers. Shayne Benowitz, miamiherald, "Stock Island is Key West's laid-back neighbor. Here's why you should go | Miami Herald," 5 Apr. 2018 Add grapefruit, onion, tomato, fresh mozzarella, greens, basil and toasted bread. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "California citrus: Short crop long on flavor," 6 Feb. 2018 Spread 2 tablespoons dressing over cut side of bread and sprinkle with mozzarella. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Quick & Easy Recipes," 22 Jan. 2018 Toppings of mozzarella cheese, sweet peppers, and giardiniera are offered at an additional cost. Myrna Petlicki, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Dockside Dogs in Waukegan," 10 July 2018 Pizza Dough 1 packet active dry yeast 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons plus a bit more olive oil, divided 1 cup mozzarella cheese ½ tablespoon crushed pistachios Pour the warm water into a bowl. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Ciao Ristorante is Italian food with the ultimate Sicilian twist," 3 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of mozzarella

: a soft Italian cheese that has a mild flavor

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