Mozzarella, a cheese of Italian origin became famous in Australia at the turn of post-Second World War when Italian immigrants made the continent their home. Today, the cheese has became an integral part of Australian daily life.
This cheese, which belongs to the pasta filata family, is known for its superb melting, stretching, browning properties and elastic consistency. Usually bought in a pear or loaf shape and purchased fresh or aged, Mozzarella has become a favorite in snack foods, anti-pasta dishes, salads, pizza’s, calzone's, foccacia's and various side dishes.
Mozzarella has a mild, slightly sweet taste and generally is moist due to the brine solution. The loaf, aged and commercial variety, however, are drier and have a milder flavour. Because of its excellent melting properties, the cheese blends well with baked dishes, sandwiches and pastas.
- Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized cow's or water buffalo's milk
- Country of origin: Australia
- Family: Pasta filata
- Type: semi-soft, brined
- Fat content: 45%
- Texture: springy, stringy and supple
- Rind: rindless
- Colour: white
- Flavour: milky
- Aroma: fresh, milky
- Vegetarian: yes
- Alternative spellings: Australian Mozzarella
Other Australian cheeses:
Heidi Gruyere, Kervella Affine, Maffra Aged Rinded Cheddar, Maffra Cheshire, Maffra Mature Cheddar, Maffra Red Leicester, Maffra Wensleydale, Martha's Heat, Mersey Valley Original Vintage, Mountain Goat, Pyengana Cheddar, Tala, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Yarra Valley Vintage Savourine
Black Pearl, Figaro, Grabetto, Harvest, Maffra Dargo Walnut, Maffra Peppercorn Cheddar, Maffra Sage Derby, Mandolin, Milawa Aged Blue, Milawa Goats Tomme, Paesanella Fresco, Pompeii, Pyengana Cheddar, Tasmania Highland Chevre Log, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Yarra Valley Black Savourine, Yarra Valley Bulls Eyes, Yarra Valley Le Jack, Yarra Valley White Savourine
Blue Vein (Australian), Driftwood, Fior Di Latte, Fresh Fior Di Latte, King River Gold, Meredith Blue, Milawa Affine, Neufchatel (Australian), Paesanella Bocconcin, Paesanella Buffalo Mozzarella, Paesanella Caciotta, Paesanella Caciotta with Rocket & Chilli, Paesanella Cherry Bocconcin, Pokolbin, Roaring Forties Blue, Rubi, Smoked Fior Di Latte, Vesuvius
Bega Processed Cheddar, Duet, Edith, Gippsland Blue, Jindi Brie, Kervella Affine, King Island Cape Wickham Brie, Le Conquerant Demi Pont L'eveque , McLaren, Meredith Blue, ... show all ... , Milawa Blue, Milawa Brie, Milawa White, Oasis, Timboon Brie, Vigneron, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Woodside Cabecou, Woodside Capricorn, Woodside Charleston, Yarra Valley Cardi, Yarra Valley Juno, Yarra Valley Persian Feta, Yarra Valley Saffy, Yarra Valley Yering
fresh firm cheeses:
Goat Milk Feta, Goat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lemon Myrtle Chevre, Saltbush Chevre, Swag
fresh soft cheeses:
Allium Piper, Barambah Organics Marinated Feta, Cottage Cheese (Australian), Goat Curd, Kris Lloyd - Artisan Blend, Manon, Mascarpone (Australian), Meredith Ashed Pyramids, Meredith Chevre Ash, Meredith Chevre Dill, ... show all ... , Meredith Chevre Plain, Meredith Goat Cheese in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Monet, Paesanella Buffalo Ricotta, Paesanella Burrata, Paesanella Dry Ricotta, Paesanella Fresh Ricotta, Quark, Ricotta (Australian), Tapas, Woodside Chevre, Yarra Valley Ashed Pyramid, Yarra Valley Fresh Pyramid, Yarra Valley Gentle Goat