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Tearing Fresh Mozzarella by hand. Another way?
« on: April 03, 2014, 12:57:18 PM »
I've been tearing apart my fresh mozzarella (grande ovoline) by hand to eliminate the hard edges of cutting, but find it to be horribly time consuming for huge events. Also, hand cramping. How do all of you that use fresh mozz handle the process? Is there a way to get a hand-torn look quickly and efficiently?
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Re: Tearing Fresh Mozzarella by hand. Another way?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 01:18:37 PM »

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Re: Tearing Fresh Mozzarella by hand. Another way?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 03:00:17 PM »
Nick,

You might check out this thread: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=22294.msg226653#msg226653.

Peter

Peter! Thank you, sir. This is the post I needed to find.
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Re: Tearing Fresh Mozzarella by hand. Another way?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 08:44:02 AM »
You know, recently, I took a block of fresh mozz and just shredded it on a standard cheese shredder.  It worked out pretty well, much faster than using guitaras, however you're left with a chunk near the end that you have to tear by hand since it's no longer workable. 

It's not ideal, as you get a lot of irregular shaped pieces of mozz, but it's definitely far faster than any other manual method I've used yet.

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Re: Tearing Fresh Mozzarella by hand. Another way?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 09:17:44 PM »
Bill (Wheelman) gave me the one you see in this picture: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=22294.msg227298#msg227298   ;D

The round wires (opposed to sharp edges of a french fry cutter) tear the edges perfectly. Just push the cheese through it with your hand. I haven't cut cheese any other way since.
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Re: Tearing Fresh Mozzarella by hand. Another way?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 09:06:52 AM »
@Mmmph - That looks pretty nice!  Are you just pushing the cheese through, or grating it?  And how long have you used it, and have you had to replace it at all?


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Re: Tearing Fresh Mozzarella by hand. Another way?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 10:02:56 AM »
@Mmmph - That looks pretty nice!  Are you just pushing the cheese through, or grating it?  And how long have you used it, and have you had to replace it at all?

I push the cheese through while "wiggling" back and forth.
I've been using it for 5 months.
It's pretty stout. I expect it to last a good long while
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Re: Tearing Fresh Mozzarella by hand. Another way?
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2014, 02:43:56 PM »
ended up finding this thing at the local restaurant supply store. I usually use third pans to store my cheese, hence the specific size. It's super solid and thick enough to tear as opposed to cut the cheese.

I was spending a ton of time hand tearing cheese, but the suggestions from the forum have cut it down to about a tenth of the time! you guys rock! thanks for all the feedback.
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