pro·​vo·​lo·​ne ˌprō-və-ˈlō-nē How to pronounce provolone (audio)
: a usually firm pliant often smoked cheese of Italian origin

Examples of provolone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spoon your chicken salad onto sliced bread, top with your favorite melty cheese (such as Swiss, provolone or mozzarella) and place under the broiler until the cheese melts. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2024 Thursday: Chicago Italian beef, made with roast beef, giardiniera, provolone, and Italian bread. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 7 May 2024 The snack sack, including a ham and provolone sandwich, fudge brownie and a bag of chips, costs $10, according to USA TODAY. The Arizona Republic, 19 Apr. 2024 The pizza is then topped with a melty blend of cheese made with 100% real mozzarella and provolone, and cut into six big, foldable slices. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2024 It’s pulled chicken with provolone, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a ciabatta bun. Clayton Hanson, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The $16 Off White Turkey sandwich is made with turkey breast, avocado, grilled onions, provolone, Caesar dressing, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes and parmesan. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 The Hammie is Virginia ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and onion with horseradish aioli. Pamela McLoughlin, Hartford Courant, 8 Jan. 2024 The former contains turkey, double provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and mayonnaise; while the latter combines all the same ingredients, just with ham instead of turkey. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 29 Aug. 2023

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Word History


Italian, augmentative of provola, a kind of cheese

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of provolone was in 1912

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“Provolone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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