Scamorza di bufala

Scamorza di bufala is a traditional Italian cheese made from buffalo milk. It is a stretched curd cheese that is similar to mozzarella but has a more distinct flavor. Scamorza di bufala is produced in various towns and communes in the Campania region of Italy, including Aversa, Caserta, and Mondragone.

One of the towns known for producing Scamorza di bufala is Aversa, located in the province of Caserta. Aversa is famous for its high-quality buffalo milk, which is used to make this delicious cheese. Another town where Scamorza di bufala is produced is Caserta, which is also known for its buffalo farms and dairy production. Mondragone, a commune in the province of Caserta, is another place where this cheese is made.

To make Scamorza di bufala, the buffalo milk is first heated and curdled. The curds are then stretched and molded into the desired shape, usually a pear or a ball. The cheese is then smoked, giving it a distinct flavor and aroma. Scamorza di bufala is often enjoyed as a table cheese or used in various recipes, such as grilled or baked dishes.

Scamorza di bufala has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. This recognition ensures that the cheese is made using traditional methods and ingredients, preserving its authenticity and cultural heritage.

Sources:
– “Scamorza di bufala” – www.prodottitipici.campania.it
– “Scamorza di bufala” – www.agraria.org