I had always wanted to try fresh mozzarella, and one time, many years ago, I did. It was okay, but not worth, in my mind, the extreme cost and short lifespan.
Fast forward to a few months ago. It was on sale at $4. a pound – cheap for any cheese – so I gathered up two half-pound balls and placed them gently in my cart, thence home to the refrigerator.
The above picture shows what I did with one of those balls. It is far different from the regular, more stringy aged mozzarella. Not superior, necessarily, but different. We liked them both. It was a VERY enjoyable pizza.
The next trip to the grocery store provided an additional four balls, which have been used in various ways – grilled on medallions of sourdough toast mostly, with a variety of other toppings. Sort of tiny pseudopizzas with different themes.
I have one ball left . . . 😦 They are back to $8. a pound now, but I will be watching for another sale.