The full heat of summer is here and I’m drowning in tomatoes. I’ve been searching for new ways to use my bounty, beyond the basics of salsa, marinara sauce, and jarring for winter stores.
Next on my list is homemade mozzarella with a surprisingly easy recipe:
Mozzarella is one of the easiest cheeses to make, it only takes 30 minutes and the taste can’t be beat!
The ingredients are simple although a couple of them you may have to search a bit for, but the end result is worth it–especially when you can say “I made it myself!”
All the recipe calls for is 1 gallon of milk and tiny amounts of citric acid, rennet tablet, and cheese salt (though one recipe said you can skip the salt). Extremely simple and cheap ($2.50) when it comes to making cheese and when combined with tomatoes and basil becomes:
Insalata Caprese (salad in the style of Capri) is a simple salad from the Italian region of Campania, made of sliced fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, seasoned with salt, and olive oil. – Wikipedia
Now off to find those interesting ingredients!