Hey, ladies and gentlemen, next post for today, Chef Ammerz will talk about Cheese. Have you seen the picture above??Nope, right?? Have you heard "mozzarella cheese"??For those who are big fan of pizza 0r lasagna, maybe they know. what is "mozzarella" actually and what it is made off?? To tell you the truth, i'm not really know about "mozarella" but my eyes are captured by the articles in BERNAMA "Fresh Mozzarella, made in Malaysia" by Sakina Mohamed. MOZZARELLA...now i seek The Truth about you.
When it talks about Mozzarella, something like delicious-tasting stringy cheese will come in our mind (actually, the word remarks the Italian delicacies like pizzas). Well, not much people know that "mozzarella" is used in the most of pizzas, lasagna, or served with sliced tomatoes and basil in insalata caprese. For your information, mozzarella cheese is the imported dairy product which comes from Australia (mostly products in Malaysia). Good news for Pizza favoritas, fresh handmade "mozzarella" can be found at Langkawi, Malaysia. The are many types of Mozzarella produced such as Mozzarella di Bufala (Buffalo Mozzarella), made from domesticated buffalo milk, Mozzarella fior di latte made from pasteurized or unpasteurized cow's milk, Low moisture mozzarella, which is made from whole or part skim milkand smoked mozzarella.
Fresh mozzarella is generally white, but may vary seasonally to slightly yellow depending on the animal's diet. Semi-soft cheese. Due to its high moisture content, it is traditionally served the day it is made and it is long-lasting when sold in vacuum-sealed packages. Talking about fresh handmade Mozzarella at Langkawi, Malaysia, the owner is Norzana Ghazali, a 25 year old bussinesswoman married to Michael Bruschi, an Italian Bussinessman who has experience in the world cheese-making. The "mozzela" they made is much more better than Italy made and it is HALAL. They used vegetables rennete to help the coagulation of milk. Many Cheese makers using calf rennet obtained from the inner lining of calf's fourth stomach. If the calf is not slaughter according to islamic rites, than the rennet will not be Halal, thus making the mozzarella Non-Halal product. But, It's Halal now, so, No worries.
The article talks a lot about how to make tastier "mozzarella" and they mentioned the taste might depends not just the milk but also the beef. "Malaysian meat has the best flavour, better than those from Australia and New Zealand. You just have to know how to cut it. Do it right and you'll get optimum tenderness." said Bruschi, Friendly Farms Mozzarella Chef. Their Determination to Produce fresh handmade "mozzarella" should be taken example by Malaysian. Go MALAYSIAN!!