I love cheese for so many reasons. It’s versatile, a rich source of calcium, loaded with flavor and fun to learn about. One of my “go-to” resources about cheese is The Everything Cheese Book. The author offers insight about the art of cheese making, which I find fascinating, plus provides tips about how to distinguish different cheeses by taste, texture and smell. The book also provides information about pairing cheese with wine, but that’s a topic for another blog…
Today, I wanted to chat more with you about Scamorza, since many of you e-mailed me about it after Monday’s post.
To answer the most popular question: you can find Scamorza from Italy online at Alibaba.com.
Scamorza is a relative of mozzarella and has a mild, nutty flavor. It can also be found smoked. Artisan cheese makers tend to produce the cheese in pear-like shapes, since it’s first formed into a ball, then tied with string and hung to dry.
Personally, I think Scamorza melts better than mozzarella. It’s slightly chewier and not as moist. It also makes an amazing, nutrient-rich snack. Just slice and warm the cheese, top it with a bit of proscuitto and serve it with toasted bread. (See photo for suggested serving.) Enjoy!