What I Learned About Buffalo Mozzarella in Italy
The Kitchn's resident cheesemonger, Nora Singley, recently got a first-hand taste of the world's best buffalo mozzarella. While in Italy, Singley sampled the cheese many times. There, they take cheese seriously. When you order mozzarella in Campagnia, it's not typically adorning pizza and pasta. It's sold by weight and sliced table-side at many of the restaurants, served on it's own.
Perhaps it was because I was in Salerno, in Campania, in the region best known for mozzarella di bufala, that I tasted these most superlative versions.The richness was palpable. The milkiness was there. The fattiness oozed. Each ball, each bite, each shred screamed mozzarella di bufala. But one thing was different.
Photo courtesy of Nora Singley