Most people’s first tryst with mozzarella cheese comes when they bite into a heavenly slice of pizza. Mozzarella cheese is a favourite among pizza makers because it’s malleable, melts easily and is rich and creamy. Due to the universal appeal of pizza, the mention of mozzarella instantly sparks off pleased reactions around the world.
However, even without any association to pizza, mozzarella cheese proudly stands as a world favourite. Fresh, light and soft, mozzarella is used in pastas, salads or simply served with crackers as an appetiser or snack. The original mozzarella was brought to life in the South of Italy, where it was made from milk from the Italian water buffalo.
If you’re keen on making mozzarella at home, don’t worry – you can use any recipe that works for you and certainly don’t have to source a water buffalo’s milk! Regular milk will do just fine. Here’s a recipe that worked well for us.
Now that you’ve got a nice chunk of mozzarella cheese, try it out in these recipes:
1) Basil and Mozzarella Pizza
As I mentioned, the pizza is what made many fall in love with mozzarella. Try your hand at this simple basil and mozzarella pizza.
2) Caprese Salad
This fresh salad uses tomatoes, mozzarella and basil to make a dish that will make people around you go “Mama Mia!”
3) Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich
Living the hectic life? Make this quick, delicious sandwich to eat on the go!
What’re you waiting for? Head to your nearest grocery store, stock up and make your very own mozzarella cheese. You’ll never look back.
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