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 Each of the cheeses — the earthy fontina, smooth provolone, creamy mozzarella and sharp Parmigiano — is there with noticeable purpose. Chuck Blount,, "52 Weeks of Pizza: Fratello’s Italian Market & Deli on Broadway a solid neighborhood option," 7 Feb. 2020 This trio of sammies feature 2-1/2 pounds of high-quality deli meat, a pound of provolone cheese, dressed up with two salads and Romaine. oregonlive, "54 Super Bowl party foods for the ultimate snack-attack," 27 Jan. 2020 The Tartine Station owners plan a mash-up of Palestinian and Filipino influences in open-face sandwiches. Gaucho’s Fire owners plan Brazilian street food like steak and provolone smothered fries with chimichurri. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These are the most exciting Indianapolis restaurants opening in 2020," 31 Dec. 2019 The hot Italian sausage sandwich with red sauce and provolone was heartbreakingly accurate — a proudly messy splatter-bomb, a Proustian time machine back to the New Jersey delis of my youth. Jesse Pearson, Los Angeles Times, "We eat econo: Mike Watt on pork sandwiches, punk rock and the future of San Pedro," 4 Sep. 2019 The Italian Stallion layers killer giardiniera with slivers of fine salumi; and the Clubber Lang, with house roast beef and spicy provolone, conveys all the punch of its namesake. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "These are the best restaurants in Tempe," 6 Aug. 2019 Hot Turkey and Provolone Sandwich The best part about the $3.99 sandwich, which includes oven-roasted turkey, provolone cheese, red onions, and tomatoes, is that it's warmed up for added perfection. Alex Aronson, Redbook, "The 14 Best Costco Food Court Menu Items, Ranked," 4 Apr. 2019 So far, popular pizza options have been the Sconnie (mozzarella, provolone, white cheddar, Parmesan cheese with homemade Alfredo sauce) and the Mac Daddy (mozzarella white cheddar and mac noodles). Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Giuseppe's Pizzeria opens in the former space of Bennollis in Delafield," 7 Nov. 2019 Pizza ingredients, from the dough to the sauce, are made in-house, and pies are topped with a mix of buffalo mozzarella and sharp provolone., "Olivia’s Bistro dishes upscale Italian in Nonantum - The Boston Globe," 24 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of provolone was in 1912

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16 Feb 2020

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“Provolone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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