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Cacique Mozzarella from Mexican food section
« on: November 30, 2013, 12:47:05 AM »
I got this at Kroger last week. Tasted fine, but the cheese had a gross reddish tint before being cooked. What's up with that? Cheese seems to do that on the outside when going bad, but this was throughout. Any thoughts on this brand and why a Mexican brand would make Mozzarella?


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Re: Cacique Mozzarella from Mexican food section
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 01:19:49 AM »
why a Mexican brand would make Mozzarella?

Because people will buy it?
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Re: Cacique Mozzarella from Mexican food section
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 01:05:56 PM »
I got this at Kroger last week. Tasted fine, but the cheese had a gross reddish tint before being cooked. What's up with that? Cheese seems to do that on the outside when going bad, but this was throughout. Any thoughts on this brand and why a Mexican brand would make Mozzarella?

Different types of milking cows produce different amounts and kinds of milk. The milk used to make that cheese appears to have more animal fat causing it to have a different appearance to it.
Dough, stretch, sauce, cheese; check.

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Re: Cacique Mozzarella from Mexican food section
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 01:09:55 PM »
The milk used to make that cheese appears to have more animal fat causing it to have a different appearance to it.

What makes you say that?
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Re: Cacique Mozzarella from Mexican food section
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2013, 01:15:19 PM »
What makes you say that?

I was raised in Colombia and my father is in real estate so we've owned a total of 6 farms throughout my life. We had several different types of milking cows and my father came to the conclusion that mixing the milk of different breeds of milking cows wasn't a good idea as the milk ended up having an odd color and had to go through treatment to remove that color.
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Re: Cacique Mozzarella from Mexican food section
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2013, 01:19:17 PM »
So, you are not saying it's a matter of more fat but rather differences in the fat or something else?
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Re: Cacique Mozzarella from Mexican food section
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2013, 01:23:44 PM »
So, you are not saying it's a matter of more fat but rather differences in the fat or something else?

It could in fact be something else but that's the conclusion I came to from past experience.  :-X
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Re: Cacique Mozzarella from Mexican food section
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2013, 01:52:49 PM »
Wow. Thanks Auralnauts. That was definitely something informative. Nice to meet a Latin-American pizzaolo too.

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Re: Cacique Mozzarella from Mexican food section
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2013, 12:03:31 PM »
Why didn't they just label it Oaxaca?  I buy that brand labeled as Oaxaca all the time, although I get the whole milk, not the skim.