There’s mozzarella, and then there’s fresh mozzarella. While we can probably agree that both are delicious (really, who doesn’t love mozzarella?), you just can’t beat the just-made stuff — especially if you can say you were the one doing the making.
You might be thinking that making mozzarella sounds like something that should be left to the Giada De Laurentiis’es of the world. In reality, though, mozzarella is an approachable and fun cheese that anyone can make at home. Yes, we called mozzarella fun and approachable, which we realize sounds a little bit like a Tinder bio. It’s true and, chasing that analogy, an activity worth a proverbial right-swipe.
Before you rush out and fill your shopping cart, take note: the most important ingredient here is the milk. You’re going to want to check the label to make sure you choose whole milk that is non-homogenized and that doesn’t say ultra-pasteurized.
What makes this culinary craft even more enjoyable is the fact that, despite actually being rather simple, it’ll make you feel like a culinary genius. Boiling, curdling, straining, molding, stretching — might as well ditch the apron for a lab coat, because you’re about to go straight-up food scientist.