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Scamorza - Ficalini Cheese Co.

Scamorza - Ficalini Cheese Co.

Description

Scamorza is an Italian, semi-soft white cheese with a texture comparable to that of a firm, dry Mozzarella. It is shaped like a little round ball tied at the top. The cheese is made from pasteurized cow's milk. At the end of the cheese making process, the cheese is tied and hung by string to ripen for about two weeks, then smoked over flaming straw for around 10 to 15 minutes which adds a subtle, smoky flavor with a sweet, light caramel note. The texture of Scamorza is elastic and stringy but with less moisture than Mozzarella. In addition, the flavor is more piquant, milky and creamy.

Pack size: 9oz.

APPLICATIONS/TECHNIQUES

Scamorza is used as a substitute for Mozzarella as it imparts more interest in the recipe. Since Scamorza has excellent melting qualities, it is best known to flavor baked pastas, pizza and Panini. Scamorza is enjoyed fresh, and makes for an excellent table cheese.

HISTORY

The process of ripening the cheese has given Scamorza its name, which in southern Italy means 'beheaded'. Produce Express offers Scamorza from Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese Company, a fourth generation ran farmstead in Modesto.

FLAVOR FRIENDS

• Basil
• Bell Peppers
• Garlic
• Olive oil
• Olives
• Oregano
• Pasta
• Pepper
• Radicchio-Treviso-Castelfranco
• Rosemary
• Sage
• Spinach
• Tomatoes
• Tomatoes-sun-dried
• Vinegar-balsamic, red wine

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