Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
Yield:
1/2 to 3/4 pound cheese
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh Mozzarella Curd, at room temperature
  • 2 quarts simmering water
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium rubber gloves
  • 1 quart ice water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water

Directions

In a medium stainless mixing bowl, crumble the curd into small pieces. Season the simmering water with 1 tablespoon of the salt. Pour 4 cups of the simmering water over the curd, 1 cup at a time. Place 4 rubber gloves over each hand. Using your hands, carefully press the curd together, about 15 seconds. Allow the curd to sit for 30 seconds. Using your hands, sort of knead the curd together to form a ball. Pull the curd for a couple of minutes under the warm water. Form the cheese into either 1 log about 3 inches thick or 2 smaller ones. If the cheese starts to cool down and is hard to shape or pull, add some more simmering water and let the cheese sit for about 10 seconds and then start shaping or pulling again. Remove the cheese and place in an ice bath. Allow the cheese to cool for a couple of minutes. In a second mixing bowl, combine the milk, water and remaining teaspoon of salt. Place the cheese in the liquid and let sit for 2 hours. Remove the cheese from the liquid and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. The cheese will keep for up to 2 weeks.

Cook's Note

Mozzarella curd available from: Norjoe Importers 1-800-530-4449

Categories:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Fried Cheese: Mozzarella Fritto

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Making Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Grilled Eggplant, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Cheese Roulades

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Mini Cheese Sandwiches (Panini With Mozzarella And Olive Tapenade)

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Sliced Heirloom Tomato Stack with Mozzarella Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Fontina and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Honey Crisp Apples

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Dinner at Tiffani's

7:30am | 6:30c

Dinner at Tiffani's

8:30am | 7:30c

Dinner at Tiffani's

9:30am | 8:30c

Good Eats

10am | 9c

Good Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Good Eats

11am | 10c

Good Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12pm | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30pm | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1pm | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30pm | 12:30c

Emeril's Florida

2:30pm | 1:30c

Unique Sweets

3:30pm | 2:30c

Unique Sweets

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Cake Hunters

6:30pm | 5:30c

Cake Hunters

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cake Hunters

8pm | 7c

Cake Hunters

8:30pm | 7:30c

Cake Hunters

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Cake Hunters

12am | 11c

Cake Hunters

12:30am | 11:30c

Cake Hunters

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

1:30am | 12:30c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here