Cheese, provolone, reduced fat

Fun Facts

  1. Provolone is the beautiful cheese you often see strung up with twine and hung from the ceiling of Italian food shops. But what is it? Imagine Mozzarella – with a much fuller flavour.
  2. Like Mozzarella, Provolone comes from the family of pasta filata cheeses. Italian for “spun paste,” pasta filata cheeses are pulled-curd cheeses mixed with heated whey, then kneaded and stretched to a wonderfully pliable consistency.
  3. Moulded into fanciful shapes, wrapped up in cords, and hung to ripen, Provolone develops an oily, golden brown rind. As it ages, the cheese becomes richer in yellow colour, firmer in texture, and more pronounced in flavour.
  4. This delicately flavoured Provolone is made with calf’s rennet and aged no longer than two to three months. Dolce has a creamy, milky taste and a smooth, semi-soft texture. Forms of dolce Provolone are relatively small, weighing in at a maximum of 12 pounds.
  5. Provolone is widely available year-round at many supermarkets and specialist cheese shops.

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