Cook it, Shred it, or Simply Savour it: Mozzarella
Mozzarella! It’s one of Italy’s most famous cheeses and thanks to its versatility in the kitchen, Canadians have been using it for ages. Fresh, pressed or stretch, Mozzarella takes on several forms, each more delicious than the next. Learn how the different varieties of Mozzarella can bring a little bit of Italy to your favourite recipes.
Shaped into a ball and conditioned in brine, fresh Mozzarella has a creamy texture and a subtle milky taste. It’s perfect for adding fresh, delicate flavour to a wide range of dishes.
This ingredient is at its most spectacular in the famous Caprese salad. Sliced tomatoes are layered between slices of Mozzarella Fresca, then strewn with minced fresh basil and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It is also delicious with pasta or mixed into dips!
Hand-torn pieces of Mozzarella Fresca are ideal for adding freshness to tossed salads or Neapolitan-style pizzas such as Margherita. Incorporate it in your favourite recipes for an original Italian touch!
Part of the Mozzarella family, fresh Bocconcini pairs perfectly with a wide range of ingredients. Why not skewer them with chopped fruit or cherry tomatoes for a tasty appetizer? This cheerful presentation is sure to delight young and old.
Cooking with Mozzarella
Mozzarella sets itself apart by its stringiness and creamy texture, perfect for cooking, gratins and melted toppings. When heated, it stretches without breaking and melts into all the ingredients it touches. Plus, it’s lighter than other Mozzarellas.
Semi-soft Mozzarellissima will make your oven-fresh mac and cheese even tastier with a perfectly browned crust. Elevate the flavours and textures of any dish you top with this cheese—named best Mozzarella in North America by the American Cheese Society in 2017.
To make your life easier, Mozzarellissima also comes shredded, which is awesome on pizza, nachos, omelettes and quiches. It also comes sliced—perfect for grilled cheese.
Denser and firmer than its softer sisters, Mozzarella can be used to cook, but it doesn’t have the same melting qualities.
This cheese boasts butter flavour and is perfect for snacks, lunch and breakfast. MozzaSnack Mozzarella has been designed to take centre stage, but it’s just as happy to share the limelight with pairings like crackers, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Think grapes, apples and figs, or celery, cucumber and peppers.