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Mozzarella di Buffala: The King of Mozzarella!

A mozzarella cheese made from the milk of the domestic water buffalo rather than from cow's milk.

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Buffalo Mozzarella: Creamy, Luscious Cheese

  • Mar 28, 2010
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Most of my pizzas have been made with commercial grade mozzarella. I have gotten good results over the years and have no real complaints. This type of mozzarella is made of cow’s milk and comes in blocks or is already shredded.

I used to buy the individual packets in the 8 ounce size. This is probably the worst way to buy mozzarella.
 
I found a great way to save money by buying in bulk at a local food warehouse. I buy a 5 pound bag of mozzarella and divide it up into individual packets that I freeze until I need them. Surprisingly, mozzarella freezes well with no ill effects.


 Buffalo Mozzarella (Mozzarella di Buffala) is made from buffalo milk and is very different from commercial mozzarella. Buffalo Mozzarella is shaped into a ball and is packed in a brine mixture rather than wrapped in plastic.  Fresh cows milk mozzarella is similar to Buffalo Mozzarella and is also packed in brine.
 
The taste of this fresh mozzarella is totally unique. It has a firm elastic texture that springs back to the touch. When using it to cook pizza, Mozzarella di Buffala tends to puddle and ooze over the entire pizza. This is heavenly!

The taste is incredibly fresh and creamy. There really is no comparison between Buffalo Mozzarella and its commercial grade cousin. If you can get Buffalo Mozzarella, or fresh cows milk mozzarella, try it on your next pizza. You will be pleasantly surprised!

Here is a wonderful resource for Buffalo Mozzarella. Read about the history, how it is produced, nutrition, storage, and buying tips:

http://www.mozzarelladibufala.org/allestimento.htm

 

Buffalo Mozzarella: Creamy, Luscious Cheese

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July 11, 2011
This description sounds like the real thing.
 
April 07, 2011
I agree, Buffalo Mozzarella is good stuff! Try it on homemade pizza and you can never go back to the pre-shredded bagged stuff. My daughter loves to shred her own and then eat pinches of it. :)
 
February 20, 2011
There is nothing better than fresh Buffalo Mozzarella! I love mine in a nice Caprese salad or just by itself because it is that good. I haven't tried it on pizza but, that sounds REALLY good :)
 
April 05, 2010
Mmmmm, I absolutely love fresh mozzarella!  I always have a box in stock in my fridge for caprese salads, ciliegine sized :)  I wish it were easier around here to find buffalo mozzarella though.  I'll definitely have to try a pizza with fresh mozzarella one of these days.  Thanks for sharing, Albert! :)
 
March 28, 2010
I love mozzarella....thanks for making me want it desparately now :D
 
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Buffalo mozzarella (Italian: mozzarella di bufala) is a mozzarella  cheese  made from the milk  of the domestic water buffalo rather than from cow's milk.

Apart from Italy, its birthplace, buffalo mozzarella is manufactured in many locations around the world. There are producers in Switzerland, United States, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Thailand, Egypt, India and South Africa[10], all using milk from their own herds of water buffaloes. Some scientists believe that Italy and Bulgaria have the best dairy water buffaloes.

In Italy, the cheese is produced in areas ranging from Rome in Lazio to Paestum (near Salerno) in Campania, and there is a production area in near Foggia, Puglia. The Italian city of Aversa, Caserta is recognized as the origin of buffalo mozzarella.[citation needed] The most famous of the families who make buffalo mozzarella in Italy are the Serra and Citarella families. They are known as the founders of the buffalo mozzarella tradition.

Buffalo mozzarella is an important industry in Italy. "Italy… is home to the €300m ($430m) a year industry… Italy produces around 33,000 tonnes of its trademark mozzarella from buffalo milk every year, with 16 per cent sold abroad, mostly in the European Union. France and Germany are the main importers but sales have been expanding in Japan and Russia."
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