Mozzarella Key facts Buffalo mozzarella originates from Campania in southern Italy and is the best you can buy. Mozzarella can be marinated in oil and herbs for an extra-special salad or as part of a platter of antipasti, served with cold meats and olives.

Mozzarella di bufala, made from the milk of water buffalo, is the original Mozzarella and is excellent for serving just as it is – sliced, seasoned with salt and pepper, with some really good olive oil sprinkled over.

Add to this ripe tomatoes and basil leaves and good bread, and what you have is one of the nicest salads of all. Mozzarella made from cows’ milk is the one to use in cooking: it has a very mild, creamy, faintly sour flavour and, because it melts so beautifully and instantly, it’s extremely good used in sauces, pasta dishes and, of course, as a pizza topping.

Related Recipes
Baked Cannelloni Serves 4

Baked Cannelloni

This clever recipe uses the principles of making lasagne and adapts these to cannelloni, using no-soak lasagne, minced pork and bechamel.

Aubergines Amalfitane  Serves 3-6

Aubergines Amalfitane

This lovely, Italian-inspired aubergine recipe is the essence of late-summer eating and would be a good addition to your barbecue repertoire.

Marinated Mozzarella with Avocado Serves 2 as a snack lunch

Marinated Mozzarella with Avocado

An Italian classic with an unbeatable vinaigrette, this lovely summery vegetarian dish demands to be eaten outside with plenty of crusty bread. Try to find the very best-quality mozzarella you can, ideally buffalo.

Festoni with Sausage, Mozzarella and Tomato Serves 4

Festoni with Sausage, Mozzarella and Tomato

This Italian-inspired bake is hearty and delicious - and features smoked sausages from one of Delia's favourite suppliers, available by mail order. Check it out for a meal with a difference!

Lasagne al Forno Serves 6

Lasagne al Forno

Lasagne al Forno can be made well in advance (or even frozen), then all you need to do is to bake it in the oven for 45-50 minutes




CMS solutions by