Food for Friends Provolone Cheese is an Italian-style cheese eaten as is or on sandwiches, also used in cooked foods. It is firm in texture and buttery, mild in flavor. The cheese goes along with full-bodied and aged red wines. Provolone melts very well, so it's perfect for grilled sandwiches, baked pasta dishes or casseroles. You can also enjoy it on pizza, either as a substitute for mozzarella or as a flavorful addition.