Buffalo Mozzarella, Burrata, and More Mozzarella Varieties
Don’t know your burrata from your bocconcini? Check out this guide to the different types of mozzarella.
Fresh mozzarella is made by stretching and kneading warm cow's-milk cheese curds into smooth, rindless balls. (In Italy, the cheese is called "buffalo mozzarella," since it is made from the milk of water buffaloes.) Good mozzarella should taste fresh and milky. Look for it, packed in salt water or whey, at specialty food stores and some supermarkets—then try it in these delicious mozzarella recipes.