pasta filata cheese

noun
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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