pasta filata cheese

noun pasta fi·la·ta cheese \-fēˈlätə-\

Definition of pasta filata cheese

  1. :  a cheese characterized by plasticity of the curd while it is being worked and molded provolone and mozzarella are pasta filata cheeses

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Origin and Etymology of pasta filata cheese

Italian pasta filata, literally, spun pasta


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