What is Provolone Piccante?
Provolone is regarded as one of the most critical cheeses in Italy. It’s a solid, grainy cow’s milk cheese with full-fat content. Most provolone wheels, dolce, and piccante are pear-shaped and rope-tied at the top, but the cheese can also be made into truncated bottle and torpedo shapes.
Provolone, like mozzarella, is a form of cheese known as pasta filata, an Italian term that means “spun paste” and refers to a stretched-curd or pulled-curd cheese. Provolone piccante is a savory cheese that has matured for longer than four months, usually between six and twelve.