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Old 02-18-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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Can you freeze fresh buffalo mozzarella?

Not your dry kind, this is the kind that comes from Italy with a little water and use for your Caprese. Found this great place that sells it and it is a marvelous creamy piece of heaven, but I don't live here, just visiting. Any ideas?

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Old 02-19-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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I don't know for sure, but my SWAG is that the texture would change, and not for the better. I shop at a place that sells cheese 'seconds'--mismarked, mis-cut cheese. The ones that I have frozen (cheddar mostly) turn very crumbly after freezing. They taste fine, work well for cooking, but are impossible to slice.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:43 PM   #3
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well you can, but it'll lose 3/4's of what makes it special. i wouldn't waste the money unless i had no other way to get it and money was no object.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #4
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If the cheese is packaged in a vacuum pack, it will last a long time without freezing. The buffalo milk moz I buy will last for a few months as long as it is kept cold.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #5
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well you can, but it'll lose 3/4's of what makes it special. i wouldn't waste the money unless i had no other way to get it and money was no object.
Exactly. Soft fresh cheeses don't freeze well. When thawed it won't resemble the original.
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Not your dry kind, this is the kind that comes from Italy with a little water and use for your Caprese.
Umm yeah, I am sure we all know fresh mozz. . . and it doesn't even have to be from Italy

Anywho, I wouldn't freeze it. I wouldn't recommend freezing it. Once it's open, I would use it by the days end(if it were a single ball), if not, I would use it within 3 days.
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Not your dry kind, this is the kind that comes from Italy with a little water and use for your Caprese. Found this great place that sells it and it is a marvelous creamy piece of heaven, but I don't live here, just visiting. Any ideas?
Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella has a notoriously short shelf life. And if you buy it from Italy, one-half to two-thirds of that shelf life is gone by the time it reaches you. Use it within a couple of days. I wouldn't freeze it, though.
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