pasta filata cheese

noun

pasta fi·​la·​ta cheese
-fēˈlätə-
: a cheese characterized by plasticity of the curd while it is being worked and molded
provolone and mozzarella are pasta filata cheeses

Word History

Etymology

Italian pasta filata, literally, spun pasta

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“Pasta filata cheese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pasta%20filata%20cheese. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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