Cheese of the day:

Chabichou du Poitou

more
Find over 750 specialty cheeses from 66 countries in the world's greatest cheese resource
Fresh Mozzarella
CreativeCommons/Dezidor

Fresh Mozzarella

Mozzarella has been the number one choice for many cheese loving families for its delicate and fresh taste of milk. It is available in many different forms and varieties, the foremost being fresh mozzarella or mozzarella fresco. It is a type of mozzarella that is just been made and ready to be consumed at room temperature. Fresh mozzarella balls are sold in a brine, whey or water solution to help them retain their moisture and shape.

This cheese has a soft, moist texture and is full of milky flavor. Similar to other fresh cheeses, mozzarella fresco is high in water content and therefore low on fat. It has a slightly acidic or lactic taste. Compared to mass-processed mozzarellas, the freshly made variant is creamier and much softer. True buffalo mozzarella is highly appreciated around the world than the one made with cow’s milk.

Fresh mozzarella’s firmer texture has gained popularity as a slicing cheese on pizzas or flatbreads, snacks, salads or vegetables. It pairs well with fresh tomatoes, pestos, fruits, olives, basil and tapenades. Try the cheese with cava or other sparkling wines. This cheese is available in curd form to pull your own fresh mozzarella by hand, logs or shape of balls called Bocconcini.

These days fresh mozzarella is available in most supermarkets and Italian stores. Let the cheese soak in the brine solution until ready to consume and eat it within 2-3 days. Consuming fresh is recommended as it becomes bitter and sour with age.

  • Made from cow's or water buffalo's milk
  • Country of origin: Italy
  • Region: Campania
  • Synonyms: Mozzarella fresco
  • Type: fresh soft, artisan, brined
  • Fat content: 22 g/100g
  • Calcium content: 500 mg/100g
  • Texture: creamy and smooth
  • Rind: rindless
  • Color: white

Other Italian cheeses:

Top photos from Twitter

Jul 24
Heirloom tomato, marinated grilled eggplant, homemade mozzarella cheese, fresh basil stack with an EVOO drizzle YUM pic.twitter.com/3Fy5nY7P7f
Jul 24
First homemade cheese making experience. Fresh mozzarella was an easy success thanks to my @Mad_Millie cheese kit. pic.twitter.com/lsmcuOQi6f
Jul 23
#special #pizza EVOO, grape tomatoes, eggplant, onion, zucchini finished with fresh mozzarella, goat cheese and basil pic.twitter.com/X6a9v7YNLX
Jul 23
my fav😍 tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese & fresh basil w olive oil💗 pic.twitter.com/rZJHcRJpGZ
Jul 22
Homemade spicy Italian sausage pizza with fresh mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and a cheese stuffed crust pic.twitter.com/reDITpOnYR
Jul 21
Branched Oak Farm - Organic Dairy and Cheese Mozzarella, Fresh Peaches & Basil Grilled Cheese! Come on by! pic.twitter.com/Lbac8GPzIF
Jul 21
Homemade spicy Italian sausage pizza with fresh mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and a cheese stuffed crust. You kno... pic.twitter.com/KyU2g066XW
Jul 21
Fresh grilled tomatoes w/goat & mozzarella cheese with @Woodwork Chardonnay. pic.twitter.com/UzZtWHNsZt
Jul 20
Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella & olive oil #Tuscany for a caprese salad afternoon snack. #cheese #toscana #italy #italia pic.twitter.com/o1NxIDsQrm
Jul 20
amzn.to/1tkDj74 One-Hour Cheese: Ricotta, Mozzarella, Chevre, Paneer--Even Burrata. Fresh and Simple Che... pic.twitter.com/4mZForanXH
Jul 18
In heaven!:) made this w fresh tomato, basal and mozzarella cheese!:) all organic!:) tastes amazing all from garden! pic.twitter.com/QC17ppgxIW
Jul 12
Joseph's Pita w/two whole eggs & one egg white on top of a mozzarella cheese slice. Fresh pineapple (8.7oz). 389 cal. pic.twitter.com/VCq1sRQkTs
Jul 11
Veggie Pie made with local summer squash, tomatillos, goat cheese, and fresh mozzarella! pic.twitter.com/NT9AqNS50y
Jul 11
Just in fresh mozzarella from Campania ... Have a look on our Facebook page to see all the other cheese mmmm pic.twitter.com/hgS7dK2Dil
 
2012 © Worldnews, Inc. Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter