pro·vo·lo·ne | \ˌprō-və-ˈlō-nē, ˈprō-və-ˌlōn\

Definition of provolone 

: a usually firm pliant often smoked cheese of Italian origin

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Top with the remaining onion, tomatoes and provolone. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Butternut Squash and Kale Torte," 6 Nov. 2014 The full-bodied, oaked red from Mendoza, Argentina, is delightful alongside a tartine (a classy open-face sandwich) featuring made-in-house Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, roasted garlic aioli, and grated provolone. Ellen Bhang,, "At East Arlington’s Commune Kitchen, a meaty tartine and an Argentine red," 8 May 2018 Customers can get it with provolone or Cheez Whiz, shown here. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Fo' sizzle: Here are 5 great places for Philly cheesesteaks in KC | The Kansas City Star," 22 Mar. 2018 Nervous teenagers come in on first dates and watch through the glass as workers in the kitchen sprinkle a mixture of provolone and mozzarella cheese onto pizza dough. Bret Anthony Johnston, Bon Appetit, "Panjo’s Pizza Parlor Is the Place That Time Forgot," 6 June 2018 Sprinkle with shredded provolone and bake at 400°F until the crust is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Grilled Sausage with Potatoes, Red Peppers and Spinach," 29 Aug. 2012 Cheese makers that rely on foreign sales are suffering as China and Mexico raise tariffs on U.S. mozzarella and provolone. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Take Our Cheese, Please: American Cheese Makers Suffer Under New Tariffs," 5 July 2018 The next logical step is a banh mi bacon, egg and cheese (here provolone, a nod to Bensonhurst’s Italian-American population), an excellent and unfussy improvement on the New York staple, with all three ingredients in every bite. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "At Em, the Noodle Soup Anchors a Menu (and a Marriage)," 17 May 2018 The King Roland sandwich packs corned top round beef, meatballs, onions, mushrooms, provolone and tomato sauce. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Sun King Distillery in Carmel: What to know before you go," 3 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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