- perk Sep 27, 2011 12:57 AM
I just took a mozarella making class and came home with the fruit (or rather cheese) of my labor.
I'll certainly do a caprese salad tomorrow.....but I'd love some other suggestions of recipes. I've got about a pound of it. Thanks!
The class was fun....at a cheese shop in Santa Monica, CA. He provides the curds (some people make their own, but Andrew said it's too hard for most people to get the right kind of milk.) You basically cut the curds into chunks, cover that with salt and hot water. And then, when the water cools, repeat the process several times. Then you "work it" a little to get the water out....gently stretch it....and braid it. Then put it in an ice bath. It wasn't really hard....but I'll have to experiment a bit to see if it's worth
it. You can buy really good mozarella here. It might be fun for a dinner party.
I think he's going to post a video on his web site with instructions. Andrew's Cheese Shop in Santa Monica. Thanks for the ideas.
Toss some into pasta with a nice fresh tomato sauce, cut in small pieces so it melts.
or mozzarella en carozza.
Mozzarella makes great toasted cheese sandwiches. If you're feeling ambitious, place a slice between 2 slices of bread, dip it into a slightly beaten egg seasoned with salt and pepper, fry in a little butter till bread is golden and cheese is melted.
Our favorite restaurant makes fig pinwheels with it. No idea what is in the fig spread portion, but it's delicious. You could make some sandwiches with prosciutto, basil, and tomato. Homemade pizza.