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Old 12-29-2006, 11:50 PM   #1
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Mozzarella/String Cheese Difference

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.

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Old 12-30-2006, 12:02 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:27 AM   #3
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String cheese is cheese that has been cooked to make it stringy. It can be mozzarella or muenster, or swiss or etc or a combination.
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:26 AM   #4
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You can read about mozzarella cheese here:

Mozzarella - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As you'll find out, fresh mozzarella is a lot different from string cheese.
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