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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Culinary Crowd-Sourcing

When I was in high school, I worked in a pizzeria owned by an Italian family. 

Customers ordering would typically ask for a ‘plain’, ‘mushroom’, 'olive', etc., slice.   

But older Italians who wanted a ‘plain’ slice always asked for ‘scamorza’. 

My question:  Did pizza used to be made with scamorza cheese instead of mozzarella?

Posted by David Bogner on December 28, 2017 | Permalink


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David, Thanks. Did not know of this cheese before. Now I want it!

Posted by: antares | Dec 29, 2017 12:54:43 AM

Capelli makes an OU kosher scamorza both in regular and smoked
You can buy online

Posted by: Yossi Danzger | Jan 1, 2018 5:47:06 PM

I believe this is your answer.

Scamorza is a stretched curd cheese made from cow's milk. Scamorza can be used as a substitute for mozzarella in many dished. In fact, many chefs opt to use scamorza instead of mozzarella because it melts better in baking. Also, using smoked scamorza greatly enriches the flavor of the dish, as oposed to using mozzarella.


Posted by: Karl | Jan 16, 2018 2:34:00 AM

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