Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

I have been hearing for some time how easy it is to make your own mozzarella cheese, but have felt a bit overwhelmed by the prospect, not knowing what exactly, a ‘clean break’ is or how to ‘cut’ and ‘work’ the curds…  So, when the opportunity arose to take a two and a half hour class on the subject of making both mozzarella and ricotta cheese, I jumped at it.

For those of you who read this and would like to attempt to make your own mozzarella, but are a bit overwhelmed, I really do understand.  However, it really is easy, so I will do my best to break the process down for you.

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Whole-wheat thin crust pizza with fresh tomato, corn, spinach and bacon

My favorite time of year to make pizza is in the summer.  While this may seem strange based on the fact that it requires you to heat up your oven, and therefore your kitchen to 450 degrees, something now one wants to do in the heat of August.  It is also the time of year when you can get the best and freshest ingredients.

I absolutely love pizza with fresh tomato instead of tomato sauce.   Continue reading