What is the difference between mozzarella and string cheese? I buy string cheese which is not packaged individually; just open the bag and pull apart. Somebody mistook it for mozzarella and made deep fried mozzarella cheese sticks. I didn't notice the difference until I could not find the string cheese and too much mozzarella in the fridge.
As far as I know, it's one and the same for the packaged 'shredded' mozarella. However, FRESH mozarella (still in the brine) I assume is quite different (I've never actually tried it) and it seems chef's use it when they don't plan on cooking with it.