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 Try the Fall River omelet, featuring linguica, sautéed peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheddar jack cheese, or the Federal Hill, with sliced Italian sausage, roasted red peppers, sautéed onions and provolone cheese, both priced at $9.59. Globe Staff,, 11 June 2022 Cheese At least one soft or semi-soft: fresh mozzarella, shredded, low-moisture mozzarella, feta, goat cheese, ricotta, taleggio, gouda, provolone, fontina, raclette, blue, havarti and more. USA Today, 29 May 2022 In a large mixing bowl, toss together the rice, salami, provolone, green onions, capers, arugula, and half the herbs. Colu Henry, Vogue, 26 May 2022 Sink your teeth into Maceo's popular muffalettas, a cold cut sandwich with Italian salami, provolone cheese, ham and the family’s secret olive dressing. Adrianne Reece, Chron, 12 May 2022 According to the team at Imo’s, Provel cheese is made from a blend of cheddar, Swiss, and provolone—alongside some preservatives, flavorings, and liquid smoke. Asonta Benetti, Bon Appétit, 6 Apr. 2022 American, blue, cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, pepper jack or provolone. Louisa Chu,, 10 Jan. 2022 The pie crust is filled with ricotta, Parmesan, coppa, calabrese salami, mortadella, egg, mozzarella, sharp provolone and lemon zest. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2022 Spread the mixture out as evenly as possible and top evenly with the provolone cheese. Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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“Provolone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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