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Where can I get Provel cheese or St. Louis-style pizza around FL?

Big Bad Voodoo Lou | Dec 23, 200601:35 AM     71

My girlfriend's parents met and fell in love in St. Louis, and she used to spend summers there as a little girl, visiting her grandparents. They all remember the times fondly, and have spoken highly of ordering from Imo's Pizza, a St. Louis-based pizza chain that has its own unique style: thin-crust crispy pizza cut into squares, with a creamy cheese blend called Provel. I think it is a processed cheese in the sense that Velveeta is, but more authentically "cheesy" with a blend of Italian white cheeses and perhaps cheddar too.

Well, for Christmas I surprised them by overnighting two Imo's Pizzas to their house, half-baked and packed in dry ice. They invited me over last night and we all enjoyed them. It isn't my favorite pizza in the world (I prefer good NY or Chicago pizza), but I thought it was a nice change from the ordinary, and they were rapturous. It is waaaaaaay too expensive to treat them like that too often, so I was wondering if there was any local source (Orlando-based ideally, or anywhere in Florida) to get St. Louis-style pizza like Imo's, or just to find the Provel cheese. If so, it would be most appreciated, and it would cement my title of Best Boyfriend Ever.

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