Provel is an American cheese, produced through a combination of many different cheeses, mainly cheddar, swiss and provolone. This pasteurized processed cheese has a low melting point and therefore appears gooey and buttery at room temperature. It is a mainstay in many dishes such as St. Louis-style pizza and cheese soup.
Provel was first made by Costa Grocery in collaboration with the Hoffman Dairy Company of Wisconsin, specifically as a topping for St. Louis-style pizza. People wanted a melting cheese that could easily break with the crust and melt in the mouth. Provel has retained its popularity in St. Louis and is often manufactured and sold in and around this area.
Today, Hoffman Dairy Company is owned Churny Company, a subsidiary of Kraft Foods.
- Made from pasteurized cow's milk
- Country of origin: United States
- Region: St. Louis, Missouri
- Family: Cheddar
- Type: soft, processed
- Texture: creamy and supple
- Rind: plastic
- Color: white
- Flavor: buttery, spicy
- Vegitarian: no
- Producers: Churny
Other American cheeses:
Amish Frolic, Bleu Mont Dairy Bandaged Cheddar, Cabot Clothbound, Crowley, Dry Jack, Dunbarton Blue, Duroblando, Estero Gold Reserve, Grafton Village Cheddar, Havilah, Idaho Goatster, Plymouth Cheese, Sartori Limited Edition Cognac Bellavitano, Shelburne Cheddar, Sonoma Jack, Swiss, Tillamook Cheddar, Tillamook Smoked Black Pepper White Cheddar , Woodside Alpine
Alpha Tolman, Bear Hill, Beecher’s Flagship, Brick, Broncha, Colby, Kennebec Highlands Caerphilly, Landaff, Longhorn, Maytag Blue, Monterey Jack, Pinconning, Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Sonoma Jack, String, Txiki
Ameribella, American Cheese, Appalachian, Baby Swiss, Beemster 2% Milk, Bergere Bleue, Bermuda Triangle, Colby-Jack, Cougar Gold, Crema de Blue, Crowley, Fresh Jack, Fuzzy Wheel, Humboldt Fog, Monastery Cheeses, Mun-chee, Onion & Chives Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Schloss
Acapella, Aged Chelsea, Bay Blue, Bonne Bouche, Brie au poivre (Brie with pepper), Capriole Banon, Cold Pack, Cottage Cheese, Cup Cheese, Hooligan, Hoop Cheese, Hubbardston Blue Cow, Monastery Cheeses, Muenster, Nettle Meadow Kunik, Peekskill Pyramid, Texas Goat Cheese, Winnimere
fresh firm cheeses:
Breakfast Cheese, Cheese Curds, Galbani
fresh soft cheeses:
Cream Cheese, Galbani, Quark, Westfield Farm Smoked Capri