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What mozzarella is used in restaurants ? Fresh ball mozzarella (wet) or dried mozzarella ? How much ?


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You can buy both local and imported mozzarella in Foodland, Big C Extra and the Tops under Central. Even the real Buffalo milk variety is available. 

Expect to pay between 85 and 125 Baht. Check the label carefully if you want the genuine imported article as the locally produced ones love to splash the Italian flag on their packaging. For pizza and other cooking I find the locally produced mozzarella is fine. But as an accompaniment to cold cuts or in a caprese I'd choose the imported "Mozzarella di Bufala"  A bit more pricey but worth it for it's rich creamy consistency and fuller flavour.

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PProper pizza needs wet mozzarella, can sprinkle some of the dry on top after delivered to the table. Here in Phuket the big Makro by Central always has a good supply of the wet in clear plastic bags, also much of the dried. Topps market in Central has had really good buffalo mozzarella, usually delivered on Thursday but all gone by Friday. 

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On 4/28/2017 at 7:48 AM, Pdaz said:

You can buy both local and imported mozzarella in Foodland, Big C Extra and the Tops under Central. Even the real Buffalo milk variety is available. 

Expect to pay between 85 and 125 Baht. Check the label carefully if you want the genuine imported article as the locally produced ones love to splash the Italian flag on their packaging. For pizza and other cooking I find the locally produced mozzarella is fine. But as an accompaniment to cold cuts or in a caprese I'd choose the imported "Mozzarella di Bufala"  A bit more pricey but worth it for it's rich creamy consistency and fuller flavour.

 Thank you for pointing out that the "Real" mozzarella is from buffalo.

I have looked for this in KK, but not been able to get the real stuff, mainly cows from Australia.

 

Haven't found a real Lassie drink either yet ( i.e. buffalo milk ).

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6 hours ago, anotheruser said:

Depending on what type of pizza you are trying to make you can use either. Pizza much like modern society has evolved. You will find many types for any taste.

 

Quite wrong. Real pizza use the fresh ball and nobody who knows what is a real pizza would use the dried one alone. The fresh mozzarella is essential.

 

 

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17 hours ago, anotheruser said:

Depending on what type of pizza you are trying to make you can use either. Pizza much like modern society has evolved. You will find many types for any taste.

 

Sadly, on many commercial pizza's they don't even put cheese, but a cheaper fake product. In Asia the manufacturers can argue that real cheese would make their customers sick (most Asians are lactose intolerant), but they use this trick also in  Europe and the US. 

 

Best is to avoid frozen pizza's and chains a la Pizza Hut as the plague and go to real restaurants, but even then you can not be sure.

 

Last year many Americans were horrified wen they found out they have been putting wood on their home made spaghetti sauce for years ;-) This happens if you buy cheap fake American products instead the real Italian ones lol.

 

http://www.foodprocessing.com/industrynews/2016/kraft-heinz-in-lawsuit-over-parmesan-cheese-containing-wood-pulp/

http://time.com/4226321/parmesan-wood-pulp/

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On 28/04/2017 at 5:20 AM, Crossy said:

I can't help with a local supplier, but that photo brought back happy (and somewhat blurred) memories of Sunday lunch snacks of fresh mozzarella, home cured parma ham, freshly baked Italian bread, some olives and local wine whilst sat in the sunshine in a little village south west of Rome.

 

We used to go here 41.663918, 12.480268

 

If you're in the area, well worth a look, apparently you can't drive into the village now.

 

EDIT We also loved Frascati. On a weekend buy picnic food in the Piazza del Mercato then go to one of the restaurants on via Regina Margherita. They didn't sell food but they sold wine by the gallon and rented cutlery and crockery. A brilliant Sunday lunch, and you could get there by train.

 

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1 hour ago, U235 said:

 

Sadly, on many commercial pizza's they don't even put cheese, but a cheaper fake product. In Asia the manufacturers can argue that real cheese would make their customers sick (most Asians are lactose intolerant), but they use this trick also in  Europe and the US. 

 

Best is to avoid frozen pizza's and chains a la Pizza Hut as the plague and go to real restaurants, but even then you can not be sure.

 

Last year many Americans were horrified wen they found out they have been putting wood on their home made spaghetti sauce for years ;-) This happens if you buy cheap fake American products instead the real Italian ones lol.

 

http://www.foodprocessing.com/industrynews/2016/kraft-heinz-in-lawsuit-over-parmesan-cheese-containing-wood-pulp/

http://time.com/4226321/parmesan-wood-pulp/

 

 

Not all frozen pizza use fake cheese. I bought the casino brand at bigC and it was good.

 

And I think that there is no fake wet mozzarella (the white ball). this is why I will never eat a pizza that is supposed to have the dried yellowish mozza on top. It could be fake cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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