Mozzarella cheese is the kind of cheese which has been used to make the signature appearance of pizza which is cheese strings made when a slice of pizza is taken. It is one of the reasons why mozzarella cheese has become like the topping which every pizza in the world should have, including pizzas from the smoky mountain pizza. So, for those who often eat pizza must have been familiar with this type of cheese. However, do you know every bit of this cheese? If not, then here is something you need to know about Mozzarella cheese.
Mozzarella is an Italian cheese made by twisting and cut because, in Italian, Mozzare means cutting. This cheese is made from cow’s milk or buffalo milk. Mozzarella first made near Naples, Italy by using buffalo milk. When that there are many buffaloes in rural areas that are used to transport goods and plowing. According to legend, Mozzarella cheese was first made by accident. Someone dropped the curd into a bucket of hot water in a cheese factory in Naples and mozzarella cheese be known today. These references regarding these cheeses have sprung up in the 12th century, while the cheese has become popular in the south of Italy in the 18th century when it was still produced in small quantities.
So, there is a type of Mozzarella which is made from buffalo milk, while fior di latte mozzarella is made from cow’s milk which is pasteurized. The fresh mozzarella is generally white but can be bright yellow depending cattle or buffalo milking. The texture of the cheese is soft and high water levels. In general, the cheeses which are made on that day will be eaten on the same day. Nevertheless, this cheese can last up to one week when immersed in salt water Mozzarella with low moisture content can be stored in the refrigerator up to one month, and can last longer if sold in vacuum packs. Mozzarella low moisture content that has been shredded can be stored up to 6 months. This kind of cheese, other than used as a signature topping of pizza, it is also used in lasagna, or eaten with slices of tomato and basil on a dish Insalata Caprese.