Category Archives: Fresh Cheese

the difference between bocconcini and mozzarella

Ever wondered what is the difference between mozzarella and bocconcini? Mozzarella is a popular cheese on pizza and in pasta dishes. In this article, we look at the similarities as well as the differences between mozzarella and bocconcini. What is the Difference Between Mozzarella and Bocconcini? The main difference between mozzarella and bocconcini is the size. Mozzarella is normally in a ball the size of an orange. In contrast, bocconcini are much smaller, about the size of a small egg. However, there are more similarities between the two than differences. For example, both kinds of cheese originate from Naples in Italy. The Differences: Bocconcini translates to mean ‘little mouthfuls’ in English. They are bite-sized delights and the perfect additions to salads. Although bocconcini melts well, it is best to keep their shape and not be cut or shredded. Mozzarella is much larger, as well as better for shredding and cutting…

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mozzarella substitute

Mozzarella is a great cheese that is very tasty without being overpowering in flavour. It has great melting properties, as well as lots of flavours and used in a variety of cold and hot dishes. It is a great all-rounder cheese primarily used in Italian dishes.  What if your recipe requires mozzarella and you find the fridge empty? Or you fancy changing things up a little and try some great alternatives. Continue reading to find your best substitute for mozzarella! What can I Substitute for Mozzarella? Your mozzarella substitute will have similar flavours to mozzarella and therefore made from cows milk to keep the grassy, buttery and slightly sweet flavour. It will also have good melting properties. Top 6 alternatives to mozzarella include: Cheddar Feta Gouda Ricotta Swiss-style cheese such as Emmental or Fontina.  Of course, the type of cheese you substitute for mozzarella will be very dependent on the…

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what is fresh cheese

There are a variety of different styles of cheese, each one giving us a different texture and wide flavour profile. In this article, we look at what is fresh cheese and what are the different types. What is Fresh Cheese? Fresh cheese is the youngest of all the different cheese styles and made with fresh curds. It has not been aged or pressed. Fresh cheese does not have a rind and is normally soaked in brine, and stored in containers. It comes in a variety of different styles, from spreadable (for example, Cream cheese) to crumbly (Feta) even stretching to creamy and soft. Cream Cheese: Cream cheese (brands such as Philadelphia) have a high-fat content (minimum 35%), however are also tangy in flavour, due to the lactic acid bacteria. It is the basis for key desserts such as cheesecake. Cottage Cheese: Cottage cheese is milk proteins turned to curds and…

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What is Burrata Cheese?

Burrata may be one of the lesser-known cheeses in the cheese world- however, this makes it an undiscovered gem! It is a perfect light, fresh cheese, great in recipes or to eat on its own. In this article, we look at what is burrata cheese, how it is made and how best to enjoy it. What is Burrata Cheese? Burrata translates to mean buttery in Italian and is a fresh cheese made with either cow or buffalo milk, in Southern Italy. It has contrasting textures of smooth, creamy centre and buttery outer layer. It has a very mild, light and fresh flavour. Such flavours are created when the cattle graze on lush pastures situated between the coast and the mainland. This can also add a lightly salted flavour to the cheese. How to Eat Burrata: Burrata is great to add to a variety of cold and hot dishes, as well…

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