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Fine Cheese Products

Tony's carries a large selection of fine imported and domestic cheeses. Whether whole, sliced or pre-packaged almost anything you need for your favorite sandwich, antipasti, or other Italian dish is available at Tony's Cheese Counter.

Provolone is a very popular item at Tony's. Provolone is an Italian cheese that originated in Casilli near Vesuvius, where it is still produced in shapes varying from 10 to 15 cm (3.93–5.90 in) long pear, sausage, or cone shapes. The most important provolone production region is Northern Italy. Provolone, provola, and provoleta are versions of the same basic cheese.The term provolone (meaning large provola) appeared around the end of the 19th century, when it started to be manufactured in the southern regions of Italy, where this cheese assumed its current large size. The smaller sized variant is called provola and comes in plain and smoked ("affumicata") varieties.

Modern provolone is a full-fat cow's milk cheese with a smooth skin, produced mainly in the Po River Valley regions of Lombardia and Veneto. It is produced in different shapes: like a very large sausage which may be up to 30 cm (1 ft) in diameter and 90 cm (3 ft) long, in a truncated bottle shape, and in a large pear shape with the characteristic round knob for hanging. The typical weight is from .5 kg (1 lb.) to 5 kg (11 lbs).

(Information about provolone cheese from Wikipedia)