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Offline hotsawce

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Belgioioso Mozzarella; fresh and packed?
« on: April 25, 2010, 01:10:20 PM »
So I've been buying the 4 balls of Belgioioso mozzarella for my pizza....packaged tightly in those almost cellophanish-wrappers...cryopacked I suppose? But then, I've seen the "fresh" mozzarella pearls in the water. Are these different? Should I expect the pearls in the water to taste differently?


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Re: Belgioioso Mozzarella; fresh and packed?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 04:08:47 PM »
HS,  in my experience,  no they taste about the same,  just have more water.  It does offer the possibility if increasing the salt level in the wet stuff by adding salt to the brine.  I personally do not like the cheese in either form,  but end up having to use it when i cant find something better,  which isn't easy sometimes.  I usually end up with calabro or formaggio.  At least the calabro is made with a starter.  The vinegar based ones always seem to let me down.  -marc

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Re: Belgioioso Mozzarella; fresh and packed?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 04:49:45 PM »
It's difficult to find quality cheese where I am unless I go to an italian market place, and even the quality there is questionable. Any more common cheese brands I should be on the lookout for?