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

Examples of provolone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And if, like the elder LaSpada, the cheesesteak had a cousin with whom to do good-natured battle, the winning combination of roast pork, broccoli rabe and provolone on a half-soggy roll with long hots would be it. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Philly tradition: You can smell it at LaSpada’s," 27 Dec. 2020 The Big Over Easy ($18.79 for a 12-inch) came loaded with spicy Jimmy Dean sausage, bacon, onion and four over-easy eggs that oozed flavorful yolk over the melted blend of cheddar and provolone. Chuck Blount,, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Broken Stone Pizza Co. in Boerne has worst cheese of the series," 25 Dec. 2020 Again, toppings are simplicity itself (ribbons of prosciutto, blackened onions with pops of oregano), and Del Prado goes all in — and then some — on the mozzarella, ricotta and provolone. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Pizza takeover! 12 new (or newish) pies and slices to try in the Twin Cities," 13 Nov. 2020 The five-cheese ravioli, filled with Parmesan, provolone, mozzarella, ricotta and cream cheese, has become a customer favorite. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Ogden River Brewing opens," 31 Oct. 2020 The Buddy Cianci is a meatball grinder with a garlic parmesan spread, marinara sauce, melted provolone and mozzarella. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Lottie & Zula’s brings Rhode Island-style grinders and Portuguese muffin breakfast sandwiches to Portland," 29 Oct. 2020 Options include mushroom, olives and onions; white pizza with ricotta, provolone, garlic and parmesan; as well as a sausage, broccoli rabe, breadcrumbs and pecorino variety; and a square pizza with vodka sauce, pepperoni and basil, among others. Sarah Ravits,, "NOLA Pizza Co. opens Nov. 1, in time to help Halloween hangovers," 28 Oct. 2020 The Serrano sandwich features Serrano ham, provolone cheese and pesto mayonnaise on a hoagie roll. Will Coviello,, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 The current menu is an odd one, with its pork belly and poke and provolone/pork tenderloin heroes (a nod to Tara’s Pennsylvania roots; those famous sandwiches from Tommy DiNic’s in Reading Terminal Market their inspiration). Amy Drew Thompson,, "Uncommonly good takeout in Curry Ford West," 8 Oct. 2020

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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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15 Jan 2021

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“Provolone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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