Where the Buffalo Roam…

One of the recent trends in the foodie world is switching out the everyday beef burger for the now popular Buffalo Burger. A delicious bison burger topped with earthy mushrooms and sweet spring onions is truly a meat lover’s dream. When it comes to celebrating the Buffalo, Fromage lovers are right there with them. Here at Di Bruno Bros. our found treasure from this rustic animal is the Mozzarella di Buffala; made with 100% Buffalo’s milk. It’s one of those cheeses that are so delicious it should be a crime. Thank goodness it’s not!

What makes this cheese so fantastic? Buffalo’s milk produces a more complex, tastier and better textured mozzarella than cow’s milk. There’s no big secret why this is, it really comes down to simple food science. Because Buffalo milk is higher in protein, especially whey protein, and fats, but also lower in water content, it is more ideal for delicious cheese making rather than it’s cow’s milk counterpart. Another factual gem about Buffalo milk is that it is much lower in cholesterol than cow’s milk, and also higher in good-for-you goodies like calcium and iron.

Our Mozzarella di Bufala here at Di Bruno Bros. is a true DOP certified product made in Campana, Italy, and is prepared by one of the country’s top producers. The
cheese is specially produced for each order, so it is always fresh and never frozen. It is so fresh, in fact, that the cheese weeps when you cut into it, revealing a perfectly textured milky center. This 100% buffalo cheese is far more flavorful than any cow’s milk mozzarella; at first bite you notice its supple, stretchy texture with a sweet and milky taste, but then it finishes with a soft hint of delectable sourness. The Mozzarella is made-to-order for Di Bruno Bros. and is air shipped from Italy. The cheese usually arrives here within just two days of being made at the dairy, where they pack it carefully in whey filled bags to preserve its ultimate freshness and form.

The Mozzarella di Bufala is so flavorful that we even enjoy it undressed; we recommend serving it sliced with ripe summer tomatoes and fresh basil, drizzled with unfiltered extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with cracked black pepper.

Try spoiling Dad this Father’s Day by stacking crusty Italian bread with the Mozzarella di Bufala, sliced prosciutto, roasted peppers, and even anchovies if that’s your style, and then drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.