How to make fresh homemade mozzarella

There’s something magical about creating your own culinary masterpieces at home, and making fresh mozzarella is no exception. Elevate your cheese game by following this simple yet rewarding recipe for crafting velvety, homemade mozzarella that will leave your taste buds singing. Ingredients: 3 litres of whole milk (preferably not ultra-pasteurized) 1 ½ teaspoons of citric acid ¼ tablet of rennet diluted in ¼ cup of cool, chlorine-free water 1 teaspoon of cheese salt (kosher or non-iodized) Equipment: Large stainless steel pot Long knife for cutting curds Thermometer Slotted spoon Microwave-safe bowl Microwave Step 1: Acidify the Milk Pour the gallon of whole milk into the stainless steel pot and heat it over medium heat. Stir in the citric acid until dissolved. Continue heating the milk to 30°C, monitoring the temperature with a thermometer. Step 2: Add Rennet Once the milk reaches 30°C, remove it from the heat and gently stir in the diluted rennet using an up-and-down motion. Cover the pot and let it sit undisturbed for 45 minutes, allowing the curds to form. Step 3: Cut the Curds Using a long knife, cut the curds into 1-inch cubes. Allow them to rest for 5 minutes. Step 4: Heat the … Continue reading How to make fresh homemade mozzarella