Mozzarella (English: , Italian: [mottsaˈrɛlla]; Neapolitan: muzzarella [muttsaˈrɛllə]) is a traditionally southern Italian cheese made from Italian buffalo's milk by the pasta filata method. Mozzarella received a Traditional Specialities Guaranteed certification from the European Union in 1998. This protection scheme requires that mozzarella sold in the European Union is produced according to a traditional recipe.
The TSG certification does not specify the source of the milk, so any type of milk can be used, but it is speculated that it is normally made from whole milk. In Italy, mozzarella made from the milk of the Italian water buffalo is an important variety; the Italian buffalo mozzarella sold as Mozzarella di Bufala Campana is protected under the EU's Protected Designation of Origin scheme and may only be produced in select locations in the regions of Campania, Lazio, Apulia and Molise.Fresh mozzarella is generally white but may vary seasonally to slightly yellow depending on the animal's diet. Due to its high moisture content, it is traditionally served the day after it is made but can be kept in brine for up to a week or longer when sold in vacuum-sealed packages. Low-moisture mozzarella can be kept refrigerated for up to a month, though some shredded low-moisture mozzarella is sold with a shelf life of up to six months. Mozzarella of several kinds is used for most types of pizza and several pasta dishes or served with sliced tomatoes and basil in Caprese salad.

View More On
  1. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Easy Spaghetti Squash Casserole

    Easy Spaghetti Squash Casserole 6 servings Ingredients: 3 C. roasted & shredded Spaghetti Squash (cooking instructions below) 2 C. cooked & shredded bone-less/skinless Chicken Thigh meat 1 1/2 C. de-frosted frozen Chopped Spinach 15 oz. jar prepared Alfredo Sauce 1/2 C. grated Parmesan Cheese...
  2. msmofet

    Recipe Ms. Mofet's Eggplant Parmesan

    Ms. Mofet's Eggplant Parmesan 2 med. Eggplant, sliced thick (with or without skin) *See note below 1 (15 oz.) plain tomato sauce All-purpose seasoning - to taste Dry oregano, rubbed - to taste Dry basil, rubbed - to taste Salt Ground pepper Ground red pepper flakes Freshly grated romano cheese...
  3. Puggles

    Mozzarella cheese making

    I followed a recipe and did it by the letter, the ingredients, the temperature, the rennet, everything and it came out crumbly. I don't understand why.
  4. msmofet

    Recipe Ms. Mofet's Sausage Bread

    Ms. Mofet's Sausage Bread 6 Mini Loaves or 3 lg. loaves 6 - 8 Italian sweet sausage links (≈1-1.5 lb. Raw/≈480 g. cooked & drained) 1/4 lb. grated Parmigiano Reggiano & Pecorino Romano cheeses 1/2-1 Head/Bulb Fresh garlic - or to taste - chopped fine 1/4 large bunch Fresh flat parsley -...
  5. Mozzarella in Carrozza.jpeg

    Mozzarella in Carrozza.jpeg

  6. Grated Mozzarella Cheese

    Grated Mozzarella Cheese

    Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  7. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Puff Pastry Ham & Mozzarella Bread Sticks

    A bunch of delightful Breadsticks using ready-puff pastry filled with ham and Mozzarella. Serves: 4 | Preparation time: 20 mins | Cooking time: 15-20 mins Ready-rolled puff pastry: 320 g (about 1 standard-sized roll) Cooked Ham: 150 g Fresh Mozzarella, 2 Dried Rosemary, a teaspoon Parmigiano...
  8. Timenspace

    Recipe Cebolla Quinoa Filling Appetizers

    Ingredients: black quinoa (about 100 g) onion ( 1 medium or half a large, if you like, you could use a whole large onion) garlic (2 cloves) bay leave (1) sultanas (handful, 70 g) salt (to taste) brown sugar (1 teaspoon) ground coriander (1 teaspoon) butter (70 g) lemon (to squeeze some juice...
  9. Pepper Cheese Burritos

    Pepper Cheese Burritos

    Pepper Cheese Burritos
  10. Hungry Man

    Recipe & Video Garlic & Scallions Cheese Bread

    View: Ingredients Dough: 2 cups/ 250 g all purpose flour ¼ cup sugar 2 tsp dry yeast ½ tsp salt 1 egg, whisked 3 tbsp butter ½ cup milk Toppings: 250 g mozzarella cheese 2 tbsp butter (soft, room temperature) 1 clove of garlic ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp scallions or...
  11. Baked Potatoes with Basil Pesto and Mozzarella.jpeg

    Baked Potatoes with Basil Pesto and Mozzarella.jpeg

  12. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Stuffed & Deep-Fried Courgette Flowers

    Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 10 mins Courgette flowers: 4 Tinned Anchovy fillets in olive oil: 4 Mozzarella: 100 g A/P Flour: 100 g Cold sparkle water: a coffee cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil – EVOO for deep frying – or Peanuts oil Salt: to taste Method Cleaning...
  13. Pizza with courgette flowers, anchovies and mozzarella.jpeg

    Pizza with courgette flowers, anchovies and mozzarella.jpeg

  14. Windigo

    Pasta al pesto e mozzarella di buffala campagna

    Pasta with tomato sauce, buffallo mozzarella and pesto for two. Tomato sauce: 1 clove of garlic, grated 1 medium onion, in thin strips 1 medium carrot, diced very small 1 tin of diced tomatoes 1 small tin of tomato puree (about 50 grams) 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 tbsp honey (not necessary if you...
  15. ElizabethB

    Recipe Caprese Puffs

    I love Caprese - salad, spears, bites; anyway I can get it. The basil Challenge has been in the back of my mind, I cleaned my fridge and in the freezer compartment I had a package of Puff Pastry. Basil = Caprese = Caprese Puffs. INGREDIENTS 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (or make your own) 2 or...
  16. medtran49

    Recipe Butter and amaretto sauteed mozzarella on pine nuts

    A nice rich dessert. We saw this on 1 of the Molto Mario with Mario Batali episodes way back when on Food Network. One 1/4 inch thick slice of a large ball of fresh mozzarella (must be fresh) per serving pine nuts to coat bottom of each slice 2 Tbsp butter per serving 2 Tbsp amaretto...
  17. Morning Glory

    Recipe Asparagus, Smoked Salmon & Mozzarella on Toast with Capers

    Super easy to make. Asparagus is lovely with melted cheese and the capers add a piquancy which lifts the taste of the ordinary. Ingredients Slices of bread (sour dough would be good) Asparagus Smoked Salmon Mozzarella slices Capers Slices of lime Balsamic Poppy seeds & sesame seeds to scatter...
  18. medtran49

    Recipe Cheese filling for stuffed pasta and lasagna

    Long ago, when I was working in a doctor's office, 1 of our patients was a very elderly Italian lady. More often than not, she would bring lasagna for us. It was the BEST I'd ever had at that time. One of her secrets was how she made her cheese filling. Finally got her to tell me after...
  19. Roasted Green Asparagus with Mozzarella and Pecorino.jpg

    Roasted Green Asparagus with Mozzarella and Pecorino.jpg

  20. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Roasted Green Asparagus with Mozzarella and Pecorino

    Serves 2, Preparation time 10 mins, Cooking time 15 – 20 mins 1/2 kg green Asparagus Pecorino cheese, grated – a handful Mozzarella, to taste salt and pepper, to taste Evoo – Extra Virgin Oilve Oil, to taste Method Wash asparagus and cut the final white hardest part of the stem. You can...
Top Bottom