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Fresh provolone

Jeremy Osner | Dec 15, 1998 11:24 AM

Wow, I've just had a revelation... I always thought
provolone was a tasteless slice of white that
school cafeterias put on tuna sandwiches. Turns out
I've been misled. I went out to the Corona Heights Pork
Store this weekend and while I was buying my sausage, I
asked the woman at the counter what those gourdlike
white things hanging from the ceiling were. They are
provolone in its natural state! I bought a half of one,
and took it home to eat -- what a wonderful flavor it
has! Just verging on sharp, it tastes like a medium
cheddar with like a hint of spiciness or a cumin-y
flavor -- it's a very nuanced flavor, hard to describe,
but delicious.

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