As you all know, I am not that *excited* to be back at home (Italy). Nevertheless, I have to admit there are several pros in this. Most of all, of course, I am enjoying good food.
The first day I arrived, I found a pleasant surprise: my brother just came back from Naples and brought some REAL, amazing and delicious mozzarella! He said that when he bought it, it was still warm = super fresh and just made!
I am sorry to say this, but now, THIS is the real thing. I have traveled a lot and never found anything similar to this. It’s hard to explain what real mozzarella is when you’re abroad – but it’s definitely not the yellowish hard and dry thing I see around.
So here is what I found on my kitchen table (with Egyptian tablecloth of course!):
This plastic bag contains 2 mozzarellas in their liquid – some kind of water and milk mix. Each one is approximately as big as a grapefruit.
Then you open the bag and you find the mozzarella, happily floating in its liquid! Fresh mozzarella can last up to one week in this liquid, and doesn’t have to stay in the fridge or it will oxidize.
So I took one mozzarella out and put it in a plate, keeping the bag with the liquid closed. And here it is, looking good!
Ready to be eaten! So I started slicing it… here is how the inside looks – soft, spongy and wet.
As you can see, it’s not that compact inside. The texture is unique and the external layer is more solid, looks like a coat.
Another thing I want to show you, is the milk that comes out when you press/slice it – this attests the quality of real mozzarella!
See the little waterfall? : ) Irresistible!
It was hard to keep taking pictures without eating. (as you can see, a little piece is already missing… ops!) So the next thing I did, was putting the camera off, taking a little slice of mozzarella and eating it on a cracker.
Simple and delicious! This is the beauty of Italian food.
Sorry, I can’t describe the taste, but I can tell you it’s slightly salty – but just to the perfect level. Did I make you hungry?
Have you ever tried real mozzarella? Can you find this in your countries? If not, come to Italy and don’t miss it : )