Mozzarella Di Bufala Campana
An Italian cheese made from water buffalos' milk. It is produced in Italy as well as Switzerland, U.S., Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Thailand, Egypt, South Africa, and India. It is a DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta, or Protected Designation of Origin) cheese. Water buffalos' milk has more protein, fat, and minerals than cows' milk because their digestive system allows them to turn poor quality vegetation into a rich milk. The cheese is used in pastas, calzones, salads, pizzas, grilled bread, or alone with olive oil.
About as big as your fist or slightly bigger. Normal to see the outside layer being a little bit slimier and soft while inside it should be a little bit more elastic.
Selecting and Buying
Conserving and Storing
Conserve the mozzarella in its water, refrigerated. However you get the maximum flavor if you leave it sitting out covered in the water the day you want to eat it. It should be room temperature when eaten.