The Secret of Perfectly Stretchy Cheese

By NC Created: January 7, 2013 Last Updated: January 7, 2013
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Pizza with gooey, stretchy mozzarella cheese. (NC)

Pizza with gooey, stretchy mozzarella cheese. (NC)

What’s the secret to stretchy, finger licking-delicious cheese that makes dinner guests sing your lasagna-baking and pizza-making praises?

“Not all mozzarella is made equal,” says Italian-Canadian TV host and cookbook author Sabrina Tutino.

“Amongst all the different types, the best for cooking is ‘stretch mozzarella.’

Unlike pressed mozzarella, the other commonly found type of mozzarella, this mild, buttery cheese is made specifically to have a superior melting and stretching ability.”

Add stretch mozzarella to your grocery list and stretch your culinary imagination with Tutino’s mealtime tips:

 Update comfort foods.

Classic favourites like pizza, grilled cheese and macaroni and cheese are easy to tweak and make your own, using different cheeses. Next time, add some stretch mozzarella, like Saputo Mozzarellissima, to the mix and turn these perennial crowd-pleasing dishes into gooey, stretchy delights.

Mexican, Italian-style.
Replace traditional cheddar with stretch mozzarella in Mexican lasagna, burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas to put a new twist on these fiesta favourites.

Soup it up.
Sprinkle shredded stretch mozzarella on your favourite soup and enjoy the buttery strings of cheese with every spoonful.

Hamburger al fromaggio. Topping your burger with a slice of stretch mozzarella adds a light, unexpected taste, and enhances the flavour of other burger toppings.


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