Mozzarella Di Bufala Buffalo Mozzarella

Mozzarella di Bufala

The history of Mozzarella, and specifically mozzarella di bufala (buffalo mozzarella), is linked to that of the water buffalo. Nobody knows precisely when the first water buffaloes came to Italy, but one account claims that it was 596 AD when they were brought across the Mediterranean.

This oft-copied but never duplicated gem is a fresh, drawn-curd cheese made from whole buffalo’s milk. Most people don’t know what water buffalo milk tastes like, but it is unmistakable that this legendary cheese is made from unfamiliar milk upon one’s first bite. It is porcelain-white in color, spherical in shape with a very thin glossy edible rind.

Mozzarella di Bufala has a springy texture and a pleasantly sourish taste with a faint mossy smell reminiscent of the humid grazing fields of Southern Italy. If you’ve never had the real Mozzarella before, it’s time you tasted this sublime delicacy, the mozzarella di bufala.

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Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
and enjoys going around all the places in his home country
especially those he can reach by public transportation.

Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
to help his friends that go to Italy to visit
and enjoy his old home country.
He also publishes books on the Argentine tango dance.

You can reach Enrico at enricomassetti@msn.com.