Fresh buffalo mozzarella is one the finest delicacies of Italian cuisine. This soft, porcelain-white and unripened cheese is produced from the milk of water buffaloes, which live in the wet lowland swamps of Campania region, the countryside area around Naples and Salerno. They were typically used for plowing in the watery terrains, both because of the strength and the size of their hooves, which do not sink too far into the moist soils. They are also known to survive in very hard conditions.
The original buffalo mozzarella is produced in Campania which is located in South Italy. (The best quality comes from the provinces of Salerno and Caserta). Most of the fresh mozzarella sold all over the world, even in Italy, is made from cows’ milk. This type of mozzarella has less moisture, is consequently more firm and is extremely mild. Mozzarella di Bufala, on the other hand, is immensely flavorful, rich in butterfat and very satisfying
It usually comes formed into a round or oval ball, but its shape may vary, from braids (treccie) or cherry-sized balls (ciliegine).
Buffalo mozzarella MUST come exclusively water buffalo‘s milk, it must be produced at 35°C in less than 18 hours from the moment the milk is taken from the buffaloes, in order to guarantee the freshness. The cheese remains in a special serum whey which keeps it fresh and renders his flavor so unique till its consumption.
Our Mozzarella di Bufala has all 3 European Quality Seals:
- Protected Designation of Origin (PDO);
- Protected Geographical Indication (PGI);
- Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG);
- If organic it has also the quality seal of controlled organic farming.
and comes from the Province of Salerno.
BURRATA (our special suggestion)
Burrata comes from Apulia and is outside Italy almost unknown.
It is a kind of bag made of cow’s milk mozzarella, which is filled with stracciatella (a delicate mixture of sour cream and small pieces of mozzarella).
To reach his typical taste the sour cream must have the right fat content (30- 35%) and has to be absolutely fresh.
The original taste is already very good and delicate but we offer also other tastes as truffle or gorgonzola. Burrata is a „young“ cheese as he was produced for the first time, most probably in the province of Bari around 100 years ago.