Fabulous post. Thank you for sharing!
Like so many good things that come out of Italy (and other places) the “so called” poor man’s food is gaining in popularity. Food that was produced by artisans, using old fashioned methods because the people who produced it were poor and probably didn’t have access to modern machinery, is now growing into a gourmet phenomenon. This is certainly the case with hand made buffalo mozzarella.
In 1993, mozzarella di bufala campana was given DOP status by the European Union, officially securing its global reputation.
Now for a bit of history. Buffalo have been in Italy for a thousand years, shipped over from Egypt or herded across from India, brought by Arabs or by Goths – it is uncertain just how they got to Italy, but luckily for all of us, they got there. The marshy conditions of inland Campania is just what they like and the cheese became part of the…
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