Country of origin: Italy
Region: Campania, Abruzzo, Molise and Puglia
Family: Italian Cheese
Type: semi-soft, brined
Fat content: 45%
Calcium content: 403 mg/100g
Aroma: fresh, milky
Producers: Azienda Agricola Gritti Bruno E Alfio S.s. Societa Agricola, FrieslandCampina, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company & The Fork, Various, Williams Cheese Company
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, pasteurised or unpasteurised 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.