Monday, October 15, 2012

Did you know?

That St. Louis is the birthplace of Provel ™ cheese? It was developed as a shelf-stable cheese often found as topping for the next entry (St. Louis style Pizza), it's name may lead some to think it is a shorthand name for provolone.  It is in fact a processed cheese of cheddar, swiss and provolone as Velveeta (or any other American cheese) is a processed cheese based on Cheddar and Colby cheese.  I suspect that this then is where the name comes from: Pro(volone)vel(veeta).  Not too bad on salad. 

Where to find Provel Cheese:

Shop n Save
Imo's Pizza 
J. Viviano & Sons Inc. 

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