Artisanal cheese makers would generally form the cheese into a round shape and then tie a string around the mass one third of the distance from the top and hang to dry. The resulting shape is pear-like. This is sometimes referred to as "strangling" the cheese. It is usually white in colour unless smoked. When smoked, the colour is almond with a lighter interior.
The cheese is reputed to melt better in baking than mozzarella. It can be substituted for mozzarella in most dishes. If using the smoked variety, Scamorza affumicata, it adds a nice background flavour.
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 Scamorza 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 Scamorza cheese.
The calorie lists are sortable by clicking the up and down arrows in the heading columns
|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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