[bel pah-ey-zee; Italian bel pah-e-ze]
- a brand of semisoft, mild Italian cheese.
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- 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
type of mild, creamy cheese, 1935, Italian proprietary name, literally "beautiful country or region."
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