Bel Paese

[bel pah-ey-zee; Italian bel pah-e-ze]


a brand of semisoft, mild Italian cheese. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bel paese

Bel Paese


a mild creamy Italian cheese

Word Origin for Bel Paese

C20: from Italian, literally: beautiful country

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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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