Smoked Italian Buffalo Mozzarella PDO
Smoked Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP has an ancient and prestigious history, so much so that in the past only the best mozzarella was smoked. The fridge did not exist and the smoking was used to extend the life of the product. The non-smoked buffalo mozzarella was even considered a secondary product.
The Smoked Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP follows the same manual processing process as the classic buffalo mozzarella with hand-made fresh buffalo milk at zero km. After the mozzarella by hand and the firming phase, it is smoked with wheat straw which gives the mozzarella a golden color and the typical smoky flavor.
The smoking phase takes place in compliance with hygienic rules and at a controlled low temperature in order to avoid deforming mozzarella and prevent development potentially harmful substances. Moreover, thanks to this particular and traditional process, mozzarella does not dehydrate or lose its elasticity! Smoked Buffalo Mozzarella PDO will have a rounded shape with a thin and smooth golden coating and, inside, a delicious white paste that releases all the goodness of fresh buffalo milk.
Shipping and Storage
VITAE’s mozzarella is shipped as soon as its production process ends and arrives at your Italian home within 24h. It is immersed in its water where it retains all its properties and is crammed into polystyrene containers to keep the temperature constant during the journey. In this way the quality is guaranteed and the product is ready to be tasted as soon as it arrives on your table.
To preserve its freshness avoiding possible storage in courier warehouses during the weekend, the product is shipped only from Monday to Wednesday.
Once the package has been opened, place all the contents in a bowl and leave the mozzarella in its preserving liquid until consumption. If away from heat sources, mozzarella does not need to be placed in the fridge. In the summer months, however, it is advisable to keep it in the fridge, possibly in closed polystyrene. Preserved in its water, all the properties of the product are saved, including its natural softness and shine.