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mozzarella (di bufala)

Language: Italian

Description: Mozzarella is a mild, white fresh cheese made by a process called pasta filata. It is often made with cow's milk but the most sought-after form is made from buffalo milk. Many of the water buffalo in Italy were slaughtered by the retreating Germans and it took some time for more buffalo to be acquired to replace them. There is a reviving interest in mozzarella di bufala as the herds increase.

mozzarella (di bufala)
Wonderful fresh mozzarella at the lovely 'Louis Deli' in Upper St Giles Street in Norwich

Pronounced: mohts-tsah-REHL-lah
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Widespread
Most frequent region: Naples in Campania, Lazio
Also known as: bufalina

See places: Italian food and cuisine, Lazio, Campania, Neapolitan food and cuisine

See foods and dishes: pasta, Provatura

See: pasta filata

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