4 Things That Make Buffalo Mozzarella Better
When it comes to cheese, there are many different varieties and options to choose from. However, when it comes to pizza, there is really only one right option: buffalo mozzarella. Here are four reasons why buffalo mozzarella is the best kind of cheese:
BUFFALO MOZZARELLA IS MORE CREAMY AND FLAVORFUL
Typically, more fat may be a bad thing. But in the case of cheese, the more fat, the better. Buffalo mozzarella gets its creamy texture and rich flavor from its fat content, containing almost twice the fat of cow milk.
THE PROCESS OF MAKING BUFFALO MOZZARELLA IS EASY; EVEN YOU CAN DO IT!
To make buffalo mozzarella, one must begin with good quality milk. The better the milk, the better the cheese. Buffalo mozzarella can be made from whole, two percent, one percent, or nonfat milk but cannot be made from ultra-high-temperature processed milk.
Typically, the experts and the cooks at Pizza90 will use whole milk as it gives the cheese a nice, creamy flavor. To make the mozzarella, add citric acid to the milk, which is heated to ninety degrees and then add rennet to the milk. If you are wondering what these ingredients are, citric acid works as a coagulant and rennet is an enzyme that firms the curd (the rennet should also remain refrigerated).
You are able to find both of these ingredients at a local grocery store. The citric acid and rennet are diluted and then stirred into the milk. After only a few minutes, the milk will form into a custardy texture. After the curds have formed, use a long knife to cut a one inch checkerboard pattern all throughout the curds, from top to bottom and side to side. Next, the curds are spooned out of the whey and drained.
This is where the process starts to become fun: you take the clumps and dip them into the whey before stretching. The cheese will then be ready when it becomes shiny and bouncy.
BUFFALO MOZZARELLA IS DIVERSE IN ITS USES
Although Pizza90 obviously likes to use buffalo mozzarella for pizza, it can also be used as a delicious ingredient for many other foods or recipes. The good news is that if you choose to make your own buffalo mozzarella, a gallon of milk will typically make five to six baseball-sized portions of mozzarella, which is much more than what is needed for a pizza. Some ideas for other recipes include: caprese salad, string cheese, or quesadillas.
BUFFALO MOZZARELLA IS A TRUE DELICACY
Buffalo Mozzarella originates from water buffalos that roam Italy. These buffalos are milked in order to produce buffalo mozzarella, and this unpasteurized milk is left to ferment for around three hours. The cheese is then boiled and left to sit in the water that you will typically see when you purchase buffalo mozzarella from the store. If you are unable to make your own buffalo mozzarella, it is recommended to buy it the same day that it is made, as the shelf life is only about four to five days. Here at Pizza90, we are committed to bringing you the best quality pizza made from the best quality ingredients.