The other day my dad asked if I wanted to make mozzarella cheese with him.
This is mozzarella simplified. It is streamlined. You buy the curds and use them to make the smooth cheese we all know and love. I am sure you could make the curd as well, but we bought ours and had fresh mozzarella in less than twenty minutes.
The hot milk will melt the curd and impart a wonderful salty taste to the final product.
6. Once the cheese has cooled in the ice bath, re-wrap it and store in your fridge.
You can make a great panini with this cheese, or you can make a classy caprese salad. Or you can eat it like a string cheese with dill flavored Tricuits. No judgement.
1 lb mozzarella curd
4 c while milk
salt to taste
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Follow steps 1-6 outlined above... you may need to make the cheese in batches so that it is easier to work with. We divided the curd into 3 portions and it turned out beautifully.