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Bel Paese

[bel pah-ey-zee; Italian bel pah-e-ze] /ˌbɛl pɑˈeɪ zi; Italian ˌbɛl pɑˈɛ zɛ/
a brand of semisoft, mild Italian cheese. Unabridged
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Bel Paese

/ˈbɛl pɑːˈeɪzɪ/
a mild creamy Italian cheese
Word Origin
C20: from Italian, literally: beautiful country
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Contemporary definitions for Bel Paese

a rich semisoft Italian cheese with a mild, buttery flavor and melts well

Word Origin

Italian for 'beautiful country or region'

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Word Origin and History for Bel Paese

bel paese

type of mild, creamy cheese, 1935, Italian proprietary name, literally "beautiful country or region."

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