Provolone is a semi-hard Italian cheese made from buffalo or cow's milk that is sometimes smoked for added flavor. It comes in two varieties: dolce, a mild provolone aged for two to three months, and piccante, a stronger cheese aged for six to 12 months.
A slice of provolone cheese weighing 1 oz. contains 98 calories.
A 1 oz. serving of provolone has 7.45 g of fat, 7.16 g of protein and 0.6 g of carbohydrates, meaning that 68 percent of total calories come from fat, 29 percent come from protein and 3 percent come from carbohydrates. Just over 63 percent of the fat in provolone cheese is saturated fat.
One slice of provolone cheese also contains 245 mg of sodium and 19 mg of cholesterol. A serving offers 17.6 percent of the recommended dietary allowance of calcium, 17 percent of the RDA vitamin B-12, 15.4 percent of the RDA of vitamin B-6, 7.3 percent of the RDA of vitamin A, 6.9 percent of the RDA of riboflavin, 6.6 percent of the RDA of phosphorus, 6 percent of the RDA of zinc and 5.9 percent of the RDA of selenium.
Christine Gray began writing professionally in 1997, when a trade publishing company hired her as an assistant editor. She wrote her first screenplay in 1998 and has been covering health and nutrition since 2009. Gray graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Michigan.