Make Store-Bought Mozzarella Taste Fresher

Make Store-Bought Mozzarella Taste Fresher

Freshly made mozzarella cheese is a delight, but it gets ruined if stored in the fridge. If you have store-bought or previously refrigerated mozzarella, all hope is not lost though. Serious Eats says you can rescue the cheese with a warm milk bath.

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Refrigerating mozzarella cheese dries it out and can also make it rubbery. J. Kenji López-Alt explains that unrefrigerated mozzarella releases more of its moisture, giving it that impressive juiciness and lusciousness.

But fresh mozzarella only stores about a day on the counter, while it can last up to a week in the fridge or three months in the freezer. In a series of tests, López-Alt found a simple solution for turning refrigerated mozzarella back into its original, juicy form: soak the cheese in warm, salted milk for an hour, and it will taste just like new.

Hit up the link below for the tests and more details.

The Food Lab: Can You Rescue Poorly Stored Mozzarella? [Serious Eats]