A crowning achievement from southern Italy, Provola and Italian Provolone are semi-hard cheeses that are made from cow’s milk. Provola is the smaller version of this pale yellow cheese, and falls into the pasta filata category of Italian stretched curd. This time-honored production technique involves kneading the curd cheese while it is still hot. Next, it is bathed in brine, covered in a wax rind, and then hung with a rope in an aging cellar. This cheese comes in many varieties: dolce and provolone piccante (aged a minimum of four months).
The Different Uses of Provolone Dolce Cheese
The most popular type of this Italian cheese is the dolce variety, whose mild taste has a wide range of uses in cooking. Its milky, slightly nutty taste is versatile enough that it can star in everything from deli sandwiches to pasta to stuffed peppers. Try pairing sliced provolone del monaco cheese with popular Italian cured meats, such as prosciutto and speck. It is a fantastic Italian cheese for serving as-is and for melting.
Provolone Cheese at Supermarket Italy
Supermarket Italy offers a large collection of imported cheeses, including this cow's milk cheese, produced in the region of the po river, near Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy! Auricchio is one of the most popular brands of cheeses provolone, producing various shapes and presentations like Cheese Ball and Rope and Salami-Shaped Rope.