Murray's Lightly Salted Mozzarella
Real, fresh mozzarella can bring you to your knees.
Mozzarella is a traditional Italian pasta filata (pulled curd) cheese. By pulling mozzarella curd, shredding it on a chittarra (guitar), plunking it into nearby boiling water, and then continually stretching and pulling it with a paddle, cheesemakers produce a smooth, stretchy, rindless ball. Once a mass has formed, it is mozzare (torn) and re-formed into various shapes and sizes.
Historically produced in the southern Italian regions of Campania, Lazio, and Apulia, Murrayâ€™s mozzarella is made locally of the high quality cows' milk from upstate NY. It is lightly salted, yielding and chewy, with a fresh milk flavor.
Heaven in the cold weather on toasted bread with a drizzle of olive oil, perfectly paired in the warm summer with fresh tomatoes and basil, mozzarella has a fresh, sweet, delicate flavor. It is enlivened by Italian bubbles such as Franciacorta and Prosecco, and complemented by the white wines of the Mezzogiorno â€“ think Fiano di Avellino â€“ that is its historical home.
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