Cheese of the day:

Galette Lyonnaise

more
Find over 750 specialty cheeses from 66 countries in the world's greatest cheese resource
Mozzarella
Creative Commons/Jon Sullivan

Mozzarella

Mozzarella cheese is a sliceable curd cheese originating in Italy. Traditional Mozzarella cheese is made from milk of water buffalos herded in very few countries such as Italy and Bulgaria. As a result, most of the Mozzarella cheeses available now are made from cow's milk.

An Italian Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG) food product, Mozzarella cheese is not aged like most cheeses. It is eaten fresh and within few hours after it is made.

Fresh Mozzarella cheese is one of those easy-to-make-at-home cheeses used while making variety of recipes, including salads, meats, seafood, and vegetables.

Other types of Mozzarella:
Mozzarella di Bufala, also known as 'buffalo mozzarella', is made from domesticated water buffalo milk.

Mozzarella Fior di Latte is produced from fresh, pasteurized or unpasteurized cow milk, while Low-moisture mozzarella is made from whole or part skimmed milk. And last, but not least, Mozzarella affumicata is a smoked variety of Mozzarella.

  • Made from cow's or water buffalo's milk
  • Country of origin: Italy
  • Region: Campania, Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia
  • Synonyms: mozerrela
  • Type: semi-soft, brined
  • Fat content: 45%
  • Calcium content: 403 mg/100g
  • Texture: springy, stringy and supple
  • Rind: rindless
  • Color: white

Other Italian cheeses:

Top photos from Twitter

21 hrs
First homemade cheese making experience. Fresh mozzarella was an easy success thanks to my @Mad_Millie cheese kit. pic.twitter.com/lsmcuOQi6f
22 hrs
@gorilla_cheese The French Onion: Caramelized onions, crispy onion bits, gruyere cheese, and mozzarella = phenomenal! pic.twitter.com/emcRy8798d
1 day
#special #pizza EVOO, grape tomatoes, eggplant, onion, zucchini finished with fresh mozzarella, goat cheese and basil pic.twitter.com/X6a9v7YNLX
1 day
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 22
#Cheese please! @LandOLakesKtchn's Mozzarella & Provolone are both $6.49/Lb. freshly sliced at our #deli. pic.twitter.com/zQvfZgnKOv
Jul 22
Pepperoni pizza burger! Pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, & marinara on a delicious burger for $9.95 w/ a side. pic.twitter.com/XLLrnrc58o
Jul 22
Making Cream cheese, Cheddar and Mozzarella in the Cheese Making Course! #hortweek pic.twitter.com/FNlZ3updfW
Jul 21
Gorgeous golden Calzone! Full of creamy Ricotta & Mozzarella Cheese. Add up to 3 more fillings to create your fave!!! pic.twitter.com/X3X8HvxfVl
Jul 21
Egg white omelette with spinach & mozzarella string cheese 😍 BRB pic.twitter.com/cirkCDxiOg
Jul 21
Calzone tonight! With Italian sausage and ricotta/mozzarella cheese. Spicy marinara sauce for dipping on the side. pic.twitter.com/8Co3LCUYle
Jul 21
Branched Oak Farm - Organic Dairy and Cheese Mozzarella, Fresh Peaches & Basil Grilled Cheese! Come on by! pic.twitter.com/Lbac8GPzIF
 
2012 © Worldnews, Inc. Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter