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Dolceterra Collection 05 (Buffalo Mozzarella & Smoked Buffalo Provola & Mostarda)

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Discover a Special Dolceterra Collection 05 (Buffalo Mozzarella & Buffalo Caciotta)

Composition Box:
Buffalo Mozzarella;
Smoked Buffalo Provola;
Kiwi Mostarda Sauce.

Buffalo mozzarella or Mozzarella di Bufala in Italian is a mozzarella made from the milk of domestic water buffalo. It has been observed that those cheeses made from buffalo milk are higher in calcium, protein and lower in cholesterol than cow's milk. Mozzarella di bufala is manufactured under strict regulations in areas ranging from Rome in Lazio to Paestum, Campania and a production area near Foggia, Puglia. Buffalo mozzarella coming from the Campania region bears the "Mozzarella di Bufala Campana" trademark and DOC status granted in 1993. In 2008, the European Union granted Mozzarella di Bufala Campana a Protected Geographical Status. Apart from Italy, it is also produced in many countries.

Buffalo mozzarella is a fresh, soft, semi-elastic textured cheese belonging to "pasta filata" family. The process of making pasta filata cheese includes heating the curd to a point where it can be stretched and formed into various shapes. This gives the snowy white mozzarella a mild yet slightly sour taste. The texture is soft, moist and somewhat granular. It is coated with a thin edible rind and brined for up to a week when sold in vacuum-sealed packages.

The cheese goes well in antipasti dishes, with salads, pastas, calzones, vegetables and various side dishes. It is also common in popular Italian dishes like lasagne and baked casserole. When used in cooking, heated mozzarella becomes slightly creamy. Buffalo mozzarella pairs with Beaujolais, Sauvignon Blanc and White.  

Smoked Buffalo Provola: This is a buffalo's milk cheese in the shape of a squashed sphere. The cheese is exposed to smoke from light vegetable smoke which gives it an intense but at the same time sweet and delicate flavour. By being kept in whey it still retains all the moisture and softness of a mozzarella..

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