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Soup Feb 3, 2008 10:16 AM

I just saw a cooking show where the person made home made mozzarella (it was from cows milk) and it look really easy. Have any of you tried this at home? Love to hear your experience.

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    swms122456 Feb 3, 2008 01:48 PM

    We took a class in mozzarella making here in New York. You have to purchase the curd, but it was relatively easy. The hardest part was basically putting your hands in extremely hot water to form the ball...BUT it was so worth it. Better than any I have had outside. Ate it with olive oil, tomatoes, basil.

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      chez cherie Feb 3, 2008 02:37 PM

      barbara kingsolver's recent bestseller, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle has complete and simple instructions. No purchased curd, just milk, and I think, lemon juice, or maybe citric acid and salt.

    2. pamalamb Feb 4, 2008 09:48 AM

      I had two recipes (mozz.-wrapped tomatoes and Armenian string cheese) that I had been dying to make that needed homemade mozzarella. I bought curd to give them a try the first time, but I would try making my own next time. It's a lot of fun to work with (especially for the string cheese, which involves lots of twisting and pulling, like taffy).

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