Mozzarella: Make your own at home

Ever want to make your own cheese? Mozzarella is one of the easiest cheeses to make and often one of the first cheeses that novices will venture to make at home. Below you’ll find a really easy mozzarella recipe to start you off on your path to cheesemaker. What you will need If you’re going […]

The Joys of Gorgonzola

Also known as Mountain Gorgonzola (di monte) or Gorgonzola naturale, Gorgonzola Piccante is an Italian cow’s milk, washed rind, blue cheese from the Lombardy region of Italy. Gorgonzola cheese really only refers to cheese produced in the city of Gorgonzola, Italy. There are actually a few varieties, but the most popular are Gorgonzola Dolce and […]

Cappelletta

Cappelletta is a tre latte (three milk) mixed-milk cheese. You got it: buy one get two free! Believe it or not, it’s an unpressed robiola from the famous Piedmont region of Italy. The Piedmont region, which includes a total of eight provinces (Torino, Cuneo, Asti, Alessandria, Vercelli, Biella, Novara, and Verbanio-Cusio-Ossola), is home to many […]

Mascarpone madness

Mascarpone is an Italian fresh cheese made from cow’s milk. It is straw yellow color with a soft texture and mild taste. This cheese is actually referred to as a quark, or curd cheese; this means that a culture is introduced to the milk(in this case, cream), heated, and then strained. This process is very […]

Robiola Oro

Robiola Oro is an Italian, pasteurized cow’s milk cheese. It is very creamy and intensely rich. If you have been following this blog, you will notice that this is not the first robiola that I have tried; a while ago, I tasted Robiola Bosina, which is a mixed-milk robiola with cow’s milk and sheep’s milk. […]

Tomino Boscaiolo

Meet Tomino. It is an Italian cow’s milk cheese of the bloomy-rind variety, similar to Brie and Camembert. However, apparently, after some research, I found that this Tomino cheese is strictly for cooking. Naturally, you can imagine my frustration after eating way too much Indian food and then finding out that I need to cook. Tomino Boscaiolo […]