pro·​vo·​lo·​ne | \ ˌprō-və-ˈlō-nē How to pronounce provolone (audio) , ˈprō-və-ˌlōn\

Definition of provolone

: a usually firm pliant often smoked cheese of Italian origin

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Other favorites in America included cheddar, Swiss, provolone, and Pepper Jack. Stacey Leasca, Southern Living, "Southerners Won't Be Surprised by America’s Favorite Condiment," 9 June 2019 The cheese is typically American cheese, provolone or melted Cheez Whiz. Joseph A. Gambardello,, "Philly cheesesteak: Everything you need to know," 5 July 2018 The dish features rotini noodles in a cheddar sauce with mozzarella and provolone and is topped with giardiniera and garlic bread. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "What to try at Chicago's Mac and Cheese Fest this weekend," 3 Nov. 2017 They had each been trained since puppyhood to sniff out wild truffles and turn them into their owners in exchange for a provolone cheese reward. Daria Di Lello, Vogue, "Finding Serenity—and Forest-Grown Truffles—in the Mountains of Abruzzo, Italy," 23 Nov. 2018 Layer half of soppressata on bottom half of bread, followed by half of capicola, half of mortadella, and half of provolone. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "The Only Sandwich You Need on Game Day," 25 Oct. 2015 The French Quarter: Sopressata, mortadella, capicola, provolone, olives, olive oil. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Alice in Wonderland-themed bar Hatter and Hare now open in Phoenix," 12 July 2018 In Carmel, find a New Orleans-style muffaletta with mortadella, city ham, salame cotto, provolone, mozzarella, olive salad and giardiniera on a sesame roll. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King Distillery in Carmel: What to know before you go," 3 July 2018 The standout is the salami picante sandwich, a beautiful sub layered with spicy salami, ham, provolone, lettuce, and onions, and slathered with tangy olive tapenade and creamy sub sauce. Bon Appetit, "Gold Star Beer Counter," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of provolone

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for provolone

Italian, augmentative of provola, a kind of cheese

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