Mozzarella cheese is a curd cheese originating in Italy. The traditional type of Mozzarella is made from milk of water buffalos herded in only a very few countries such as Bulgaria and of course Italy. As a result of this, most of the Mozzarella cheeses available today are made from cow’s milk.
The name Mozzarella di Bufala Campana is legally recognized since 1993. If this name is on the packaging, you can be sure that the product is the traditional buffalo Mozzarella. This means that the milk is processed into mozzarella within 12 hours after milking the buffalos. This Mozzarella is 100% made from buffalo milk. With other types of buffalo mozzarella there is a chance that the milk isn’t 100% buffalo.
The cow milk mozzarella in comparison has a more yellow colour and is much more neutral in taste. The structure is also less finesse.
Both types of Mozzarella are a core ingredient for hundreds of delicious dishes.