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 Mature Cheddar, Maffra Wensleydale, Mersey Valley Original Vintage, Pyengana Cheddar, Tala, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian)
Grabetto, Maffra Dargo Walnut, Maffra Peppercorn Cheddar, Milawa Aged Blue, Milawa Goats Tomme, Pyengana Cheddar, Tasmania Highland Chevre Log, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian)
Blue Vein (Australian), King River Gold, Meredith Blue, Milawa Affine, Neufchatel (Australian), Pokolbin, Roaring Forties Blue
Bega Processed Cheddar, Gippsland Blue, Jindi Brie, Kervella Affine, King Island Cape Wickham Brie, Meredith Blue, Milawa Blue, Milawa Brie, Milawa White, Timboon Brie, Washed Rind Cheese (Australian), Woodside Cabecou, Woodside Capricorn, Woodside Charleston, Yarra Valley Cardi, Yarra Valley Persian Feta
fresh soft cheeses:
Allium Piper, Ashed Pyramid, Barambah Organics Marinated Feta, Cottage Cheese (Australian), Fresh Pyramid, Kris Lloyd - Artisan Blend, Mascarpone (Australian), Quark, Ricotta (Australian), Woodside Chevre