Dairy products, particularly cheeses, are popular all around the world. There are many different varieties each with their own unique appearances, scents and tastes. Here are some not-so-well known facts about Mozzarella cheese.
Mozzarella cheese is produced from milk obtained through cows or water buffalos. It originated in Italy.
In general, the color of fresh mozzarella cheese is white, but it may occasionally be slightly yellow, depending on the animal’s diet.
Mozzarella cheese contains high amounts of moisture, so it’s important that it’s eaten fairly quickly after it’s made.
The most common use of Mozzarella cheese is on pizzas and lasagna.
Mozzarella cheese is often rolled up into balls of 80 to 100 grams.
One popular variation of Mozzarella cheese is known as “stuffed Mozzarella.” This is a piece of Mozzarella cheese that has been stuffed with olives, ham and tomatoes.
The word “Mozzarella” was first discovered in 1570 in a cookbook by Bartolomeo Scappi.
A 100 gram ball of Mozzarella cheese contains 22 grams of protein and 22 grams of fat.
Mozzarella cheese with a low moisture content can be refrigerated for up to one month before it starts turning bad.
Mozzarella cheese is better for use on lasagna when it has been partially dried.