With a delicate and fresh milk taste, Mozzarella is a staple among cheese lovers. It is available in many different forms and varieties, the most popular being fresh mozzarella or mozzarella fresco. This is a type of mozzarella that is just been made and ready to be consumed at room temperature.
At Alpine, Mozzarella is one of our favorite cheeses and we love it several ways, but one of our most favorite is just around the corner. When late spring rolls around well into summer and early fall, we love our Mozzarella paired with heirloom tomatoes, basil with a balsamic vinaigrette. For more on our love of Heirlooms please see our earlier blog… “Summer is here. Let’s talk tomatoes“. So for now, we thought we’d share a little about Mozzarella.
Flavor wise, Mozzarella has a clean, mild, slightly sweet and sour distinct milk flavor. It also has a creamy, soft texture and a Porcelain white appearance. Some preparations include filling it with olives, prosciutto, Pama ham, sun dried tomatoes just to name a few.
Its firm texture makes it an excellent choice for slicing and topping pizzas (we do that!) or using on flatbreads, salads or vegetables. It also pairs well with fresh tomatoes, pestos, fruits, olives, basil and tapenades. Also, it’s lovely with wine.
Top 10 Things about Mozzarella Cheese
- Made from pasteurized or unpasteurized cow’s or water buffalo’s milk.
- Originated in Italy
- Region: Campania
- Family: Mozzarella
- Fat content: 22 g/100g
- Calcium content: 500 mg/100g
- White in Color
- Vegetarian: no
- Also referred to as Mozzarella fresco
In the next few weeks (once Heirlooms are in season) come in and enjoy Mozzarella with tomatoes. In the meantime, you can try Mozzarella in our new lunch Caprese Panni with fresh basil, tomato, basil pesto on Ciabatta Bread. Or, you can enjoy a freshly baked Calzone or White Pizza. Other possibilities are our Chicken Parmaigiana or a Meatball Subs.
Come in and taste the Mozzarella. Taste the love!