Empire Cheese And Butter Co-Operative
Mozzarella - Empire
The #1 cheese in North America, Mozzarella has its origins in Italy.
Made by Empire Cheese And Butter Co-Operative
Empire Cheese & Butter Co-op is the only cheese manufacturing plant operating in Northumberland County, and the first one east of Toronto! It is owned by local dairy farmers who hold an election each year to vote in a Board of Directors to run the factory. At Empire, cheese is made in the traditional way in open-style vats.
About this cheese
The #1 cheese in North America, Mozzarella has its origins in Italy. Mild in flavour, with a slightly rubbery texture, Empire offers this cheese in a variety of flavours, including: Black Pepper, Greek, Horseradish, Caraway, Salsa, Garlic, Onion, Dill, Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper or Jalapeno.
Pair it with...
winePair with White Port.
foodServe with cubes of melon.
foodServe with red or green peppers.
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Mozzarella and Semi-soft cheeses in general, should keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.
Plastic wrap is the most versatile, accessible and efficient way to preserve cheese freshness. It also provides the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge.
Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
You can freeze Mozzarella cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.
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