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    Does anyone enjoy eating this stuff? I only ask because I’ve never tried it in my life until this last week. A friend gave me a recipe for a tomato, basil and mozzarella starter. The first two were lovely especially my homegrown basil. The cheese? It was like eating bland soft gunge. I wouldn’t go so far as awful but not a cheese I will buy again.

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    Only time I eat it is on a pizza, seems Ok for that purpose, but that’s my only experience with it!

     

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    Funnily enough we had the same thing last weekend when friends came for some nosh. My better half (by a mile) suggested that as a starter with those large juicy tomatoes sliced with the trimmings. It was tasty but that fairly nondescript taste of the mozzarela was there. I   wonder if I should dare to suggest another cheese instead ?

    Dangerous times……

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    I suspect that you used mozzarella made from cows milk

    Mozarella was originally developed from Water Buffalo milk and is a totally different product from cows milk mozarella which is a poor imitation and never really works You need to look for “Mozzarella di Buffala” and you will find it creamy soft and full of flavour

    If you live any where near Carhaix  and use the dump there there are water buffalo in the field next door

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    Great tip o/c.

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    You look as if you are correct officer crabtree. The contents merely refer to milk from OMG free animals. I can only presume that it is not a protected name product like champagne.

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    I’ve had it as a starter with tomatoes and it really was tasteless and the texture was like rubber. Other than that I’ve eaten it on pizza very occasionally. I wouldn’t buy it myself. There are a zillion cheeses to choose from so why bother eating a bland one!

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    Marie That is a classic cows milk mozzarella you are describing

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    Eyes open at the cheese counter next supermarket visit.

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    Totally agree with OC, the buffalo one is delicious. Bit more expensive but worth it if you’re going to eat it uncooked.

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    LeClerc certainly sell it usually in the pre pecked cheese section and Lidl often have it when it is their Italian week

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    I bought some from Leclerc today and  it said 100% buffalo milk on it. Not much more expensive than the cow’s milk one. Opened it as soon as I got home and it was a pale yellow colour. As to the taste, it was quite acidic and had a bit more flavour. Tried it now but unlikely to buy it again. Will find a recipe for using it in cooking to see if it is any better. :unsure:

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    What’s the difference between a buffalo and a bison ?

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    What’s the difference between a buffalo and a bison ?

    Just the name .

    Buffalos live in Africa and Asie , Bison live in Europe and the Americas .

    Like many things , the first colonists in America named animals the same as those they knew .

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    I bought some from Leclerc today and  it said 100% buffalo milk on it. Not much more expensive than the cow’s milk one.

    Try the more expensive one , it is a lot different to the cheap stuff . I used to ask the same question ( why people like it ) until I tried the good Mozzarella . :yes: :yes:

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    Water buffalo have been in Italy for along time – 1000 years probably.

    Mozzarella di Bufala – has “Denominazione di origine controllata” -DOC – status and the cow’s milk version by comparison is a bit tasteless as others have said.

    The proper stuff is lovely as a salad with an olive oil, vinegar and basilic dressing.

    A lot if not most of the cow’s milk dry mozzarella for pizzas in France comes from – guess where?

    Pontivy – Group Lactalis – Le Sourn.

    25,000 tonnes of it per year! :wacko:

    https://www.ouest-france.fr/economie/agroalimentaire/poudre-de-lait-et-mozzarella-en-essor-chez-lactalis-dans-le-morbihan-4484924

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    What’s the difference between a buffalo and a bison ?

    Just the name . Buffalos live in Africa and Asie , Bison live in Europe and the Americas . Like many things , the first colonists in America named animals the same as those they knew .

     

    No Chris, the answer actually is :

    You can’t wash your hands in a buffalo !

    I’ll get me coat….

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    I thought the question was too serious for you Pete !  No thirst for knowledge ! :yahoo:

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    We had a tomato, mozzarella and basil salad for tea last night with proper jobbie Italian buffalo mozzarella which was on special offer in SuperU on the posh cheese counter. Looking at them expect to pay €4 – €5 for 200g of cheese.

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    I thought the question was too serious for you Pete ! No thirst for knowledge ! :yahoo:

    Problem is that ‘a little knowlege is a dangerous thing’, just look at our politicians….

    I’m glad i’m a thicko !!

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    I’m glad you are a thicko too Pete :rose:

    Happy thicko day !

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    Errh, you’re not supposed to agree with me !

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    Actually there is a lot of difference between a bison and a buffalo the latter mainly living in wetter areas of the world the bison being a plain dwelling animal

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    Actually there is a lot of difference between a bison and a buffalo the latter mainly living in wetter areas of the world the bison being a plain dwelling animal

    Yep, quite right officer crabtree .

    In my Zoo keeping days , I looked after a couple of American Bison ( among other things ) in the Zoo in Emmen Holland and the animal dealer that I worked for in Soest Holland had  Cape Water Buffalo in a barn in the polder , along with Rhinos in crates .

    Although American Bison live on the plains, European Bison live in woodland , and I have seen Water Buffalo in the open areas between the jungle in Gabon . :yes:

    You will have to excuse the original answer I gave ( 12:51 a.m.)  , I was pretty tired , just finished cutting up 5 lambs that we had collected from the slaughterhouse, our ” chambre froid” had decided not to work ! :-)

     

     

     

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    Not the old “cutting up 5 lambs” excuse again ??

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    Yup , sorry about that Pete , took quite a while , never done it before and “our butcher” was away. :yes:

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