There's just something irresistible about biting into a mound of fresh mozzarella cheese. Whether it's served in bite-sized pearls, thick slices or shredded as a topping for pizza, mozzarella has a way of tickling our palates the way few cheeses do. Perhaps its due to the cheese's versatility - mozzarella can be served in hot or cold recipes, simple or fancy dishes and is mild enough to be paired with strong ingredients. It's no wonder mozzarella recently surpassed cheddar as America's favorite cheese! If you are looking for new ways to use this great Italian cheese or kick up the flavor of your favorite recipes, check out these fun ways of cooking with mozzarella:
Fried Pizza (pictured above)
Classic pizza gets deconstructed in this crunchy, delightful treat topped with a thick slice of mozzarella, tomato bavarese and basil sauce.
Switch up the classic feta cheese and watermelon combo with a bit of silky mozzarella dressed in a honey-lemon vinaigrette.
A drizzle of pesto makes these personalized pizzas great for entertaining - your guests will love indulging in these cheesy wonders.
Why order takeout when you can make delectable calzones at home? Fill them with ham, peas and oozy mozzarella.
Kick up Sunday brunch with these irresistible mini quiches made with a trio of mushrooms, mozzarella and pine nuts.