This delicious Mozzarella Cheese Homesteading Kitchen Homemade Recipe is skill we should all learn. The term mozzarella derives from the procedure called mozzare which means “cutting by hand”, separating from the curd, and serving in individual pieces, that is, the process of separation of the curd into small balls.
The production of cheese, like many other food preservation processes, allows the nutritional and economic value of a food material, in this case milk, to be preserved in concentrated form. Cheesemaking allows the production of the cheese with diverse flavors and consistencies.
Mozzarella cheese is one of the more widely liked cheeses all over the world. It can be found as an ingredient in many different recipes as well as a condiment. You can also find it used heavily in many different Italian food dishes. This recipe was designed to introduce the reader to a unique method for making homemade mozzarella cheese.
Ingredients and Equipment:
1 1/2 teaspoons citric acid
1/2 cup cold, filtered water, divided
1 gallon pasteurized whole milk (not ultra-pasteurized or UHT, see Step 1)
1/4 teaspoon liquid animal rennet
1 teaspoon kosher salt
6-quart Dutch oven or stockpot
Large knife or offset spatula
Optional: rubber kitchen gloves
This recipe was written and posted so the reader can learn how easy it can be to make your own homemade mozzarella cheese. The recipe includes a complete listing of everything that is needed to be had on hand in order to get started. It also has an easy to read and follow step by step preparation guide that covers everything from start to finish.
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