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Offline rym

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Cannot find low moisture mozz
« on: January 17, 2013, 07:16:16 AM »
The title is quite self-explanatory. I am having a lot of trouble finding low moisture mozz here in The Netherlands. We of course have our glorious Gouda which melts great, but for me a pizza needs mozzarella. Last week I made a my using only fresh mozz, though it turned quite watery, any reccomendations how I could get this or maybe a good alternative?


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Re: Cannot find low moisture mozz
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 02:46:21 AM »
In another attempt to look for low-moisture mozz I found two things.

Mozzarella which was not a Ball, it LOOKS like what seems to be low-moisture mozarella (as it is a block) though it is quite soft (almost ball-soft, but not as much) or am I describing low-moisture here?

pre-shredded mozzarella. I figured this is the closest I can/will get to low-moisture, but then again I just read that because this is coated in cornstarch this might burn up too quick?

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Re: Cannot find low moisture mozz
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 08:14:13 AM »
The block form is usually the low-moisture mozz.  In the States, the package spells that out.  

You are right: the packaged pre-shredded mozz is tossed with cornstarch, and burns easily.  Only useful for storebought frozen or parbaked pizza crust.

 Next consideration: whole milk vs. part-skim milk.  
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 08:39:01 AM by pizzaneer »
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Re: Cannot find low moisture mozz
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 08:15:31 AM »
The block form is usually the low-moisture mozz.  In the States, the package spells that out.  

 Next consideration: whole milk vs. part-skim milk.  

It doesn't say low-moisture though, only that it's 45% fat. That is also the only type i've been able to find so it won't be a consideration I think. (it being part skim vs whole) What is your opinion on pre-shredded mozz?
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 08:19:16 AM by rym »

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Re: Cannot find low moisture mozz
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 08:40:41 AM »
Pre-shred will burn too quickly for most applications.  I avoid it unless I'm using it to top salad or soup.
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