Bel Paese

Bel Paese

[bel pah-ey-zee; Italian bel pah-e-ze]
Trademark.
a brand of semisoft, mild Italian cheese.
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Bel Paese (ˈbɛl pɑːˈeɪzɪ)
 
n
a mild creamy Italian cheese
 
[C20: from Italian, literally: beautiful country]

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Main Entry:  Bel Paese
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a rich semisoft Italian cheese with a mild, buttery flavor and melts well
Etymology:  Italian for 'beautiful country or region'
Usage:  cooking
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bel paese
type of mild, creamy cheese, 1935, It. proprietary name, lit. "beautiful country or region."
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