Cow vs. Buffalo Mozzarella
Mozzarella is one of the most delicious and versatile cheeses out there. It’s also one of the most common cheeses- with too many varieties too count. Things can get a bit confusing when you’re forced to choose between buffalo milk mozzarella and cow’s milk mozzarella. Here’s the difference between the two:
Cow Milk Mozzarella
Mild and milky, smooth and silky. Cow’s milk mozzarella is (obviously) made with cow’s milk and is mild and milky in texture with a slightly springy texture. Great for cooking as it melts very easily and does not release much moisture.
Buffalo Milk Mozzarella (Mozzarella di Bufala)
Typically more full-flavored and robust than cow’s milk mozzarella. It’s made with water buffalo milk, which gives it a tangy, smooth, milky flavor. It tends to be more moist and easier to pull apart than cow mozzarella. However, it tends to release much of this moisture when heated, and can make things like pizza a bit watery.
In short, Buffalo Mozzarella is tangier and creamier and Cow Mozzarella is firmer and milkier. Which do you prefer? Comment below and tell us!