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Offline Jackie Tran

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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2015, 04:24:32 PM »
Chau:

We just made fresh mozz from curds last night at home.  Last weekend, we did it for the first time - learning from some pizza friends.

Your video was invaluable.  Great tips, thanks for doing it!  It was delicious.

You're welcome Mitch.   8)


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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #76 on: March 18, 2015, 06:39:26 PM »
Yeah thanks.mitch I was actually with Mitch. Your salt ratio I also key.

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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #77 on: March 18, 2015, 07:21:22 PM »
Yeah thanks.mitch I was actually with Mitch. Your salt ratio I also key.
Omid - check your PM, please.
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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #78 on: March 24, 2015, 01:25:59 PM »
hey ,
 just wanted to quickly pop in here and say thank you .
your video was great in helping me with my attempts at fresh mozarella



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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #79 on: June 28, 2015, 04:24:44 PM »
Chau
I took the plunge, had 20 pounds of Grande curds delivered and went per your instructions.  Did a couple of batches and settled on 5 ounces per gallon and man oh man, the melt is great and the cheese is head and shoulders superior to the fresh Mozz I have been using.  Thanks for posting this and making your own is the only way to go. 

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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #80 on: June 28, 2015, 04:36:18 PM »
Glad it helped.  I'm jealous you can get Grande curd. :)

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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #81 on: June 28, 2015, 04:54:57 PM »
We started off sharing them and using them in a Caprese Salad to get a handle on the response from our customers, and the response was overwhelming, it really shines on a pizza.  It is really nice when we are doing Neapolitan pies that we can say we make the fresh mozz.

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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #82 on: June 28, 2015, 05:47:43 PM »
We started off sharing them and using them in a Caprese Salad to get a handle on the response from our customers, and the response was overwhelming, it really shines on a pizza.  It is really nice when we are doing Neapolitan pies that we can say we make the fresh mozz.

Do you have a restaurant, food truck or catering rig?  I was thinking about using grande curd for my restaurant opening this fall but decided I wouldn't have time to make my own mozz in addition to all my other tasks.  It's about two dollars cheaper per pound than ready made grande which could add up over time.  I'll be curious to see how you feel after making it for a few months.

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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #83 on: June 28, 2015, 06:24:14 PM »
I do NY in my restaurant, and I cater and events with a wood fired oven.  It really does not take much time to make the fresh mozz. I use grande whole milk grated for the NY.


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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #84 on: July 13, 2015, 02:16:22 PM »
Chau,

Would you be able to tell me if these are still good?

What is the best way to keep them?

TIA!

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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #85 on: July 13, 2015, 02:38:10 PM »
I would say that they are still good unless they have freezer burn on them.  I've read that you can keep curd in the freezer upto 6months If it's sealed well.  If it was me, I would thaw out and use up a whole pkg at a time.  Thawed curd will last in the fridge 7-10 days.  I'll usually divide up a block and make cheese out of it in 1-2 sessions. 

As an experiment I have kept fresh mozzarella frozen solid in a block of ice for a year.  I didn't notice a change in taste or the way it melted. 

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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #86 on: July 13, 2015, 02:43:28 PM »
These have been in the fridge for over a month, should I put them in the freezer?
Also, can I open it and then freeze parts of it?
As I understand, i would have to seal it and then freeze it?

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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #87 on: July 13, 2015, 02:51:16 PM »
These have been in the fridge for over a month, should I put them in the freezer?
Also, can I open it and then freeze parts of it?
As I understand, i would have to seal it and then freeze it?

If they have been sealed and you don't see and colors or spots on the cheese, and it doesn't smell funny then yes.  You should know that it's normal for the curd to feel slimy after it comes out of the curd water.  I give it a good rinse in cold water before using it.  Yes you can divide the block of curd up and vacuum seal the unused portion and freeze it.  But again, I prefer to use up the entire block and then freeze the cheese. 

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Re: Making fresh mozzarella from curd - Video
« Reply #88 on: Yesterday at 10:49:01 PM »

If they have been sealed and you don't see and colors or spots on the cheese, and it doesn't smell funny then yes.  You should know that it's normal for the curd to feel slimy after it comes out of the curd water.  I give it a good rinse in cold water before using it.  Yes you can divide the block of curd up and vacuum seal the unused portion and freeze it.  But again, I prefer to use up the entire block and then freeze the cheese.

I tried it a few nights ago.

Taste of the mozzarella was good, but I noticed the following:
- surface was not smooth and shiny like fresh mozzarella usually is.
-it felt a little hard and dense
-my curd was very soft and was not like hard to chop like yours... I tried to cut it in wedges but it became crumbles because it was so soft.

Please let me know if you have any ideas of what I'm not doing right..


 

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