pasta filata cheese

pasta fi·​la·​ta cheese | \ -fēˈlätə- \

Definition of pasta filata cheese

: 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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History and Etymology for pasta filata cheese

Italian pasta filata, literally, spun pasta

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“Pasta filata cheese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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