Mozzarella is a generic term for several kinds of originally Italian cheeses that are made using spinning and then cutting (hence the name; the Italian verb mozzare means "to cut"):
- mozzarella di bufala, made from water buffalo milk, which in Europe is sold as mozzarella di bufala campana, a DOP designation for the cheese made from buffalo milk produced in Campania
- mozzarella fior di latte, made from fresh pasteurised or unpasteurised cows' milk
- low moisture mozzarella, which is made from whole or part skim milk, and widely used in the foodservice industry
- smoked mozzarella
Fresh mozzarella is generally white, but may vary seasonally to slightly yellow depending on the animal's diet. It is a semi soft cheese. Due to its high moisture content, it is traditionally served the day it is made, but can be kept in brine for up to a week, or longer when sold in vacuum-sealed packages. Low moisture mozzarella can keep refrigerated for up to a month, though some pre shredded low moisture mozzarella is sold with a shelf life of up to 6 months. Mozzarella of several kinds are also used for most types of pizza, lasagna, or served with sliced tomatoes and basil in Insalata caprese.
Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses
The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.
For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
If the Mozzarella cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Mozzarella cheese.
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|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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