Scamorza is an Italian spun paste cheese named for its pear shape. In Italy, during the traditional ripening process the cheese is hung giving scamorza its name, which in Italian means "beheaded." It is a semi-soft white cheese with a texture comparable to that of a firm, dry mozzarella, but with more elasticity and less moisture. Our Smoked Scamorza is flavored with all-natural smoke made from a blend of apple, cherry, and hickory wood chips. To create this creamy cheese, we place the Scamorza in our onsite smokehouse and turn up the heat; this process adds a subtle smoky flavor and distinct caramel color to each piece. Smoked Scamorza is a fresh cheese made from pasteurized cow’s milk and crafted into 10 ounce pieces.
Our Smoked Scamorza is an extraordinary culinary delight! Use as a substitute for Mozzarella, it will impart more interest in the recipe. Smoked Scamorza has excellent melting qualities which makes it great for flavoring baked dishes and for griddling. Try using it on a pancetta pizza or in a lasagna dish. Bake in a Scamorza loaded pork roast; add yellow onion, bay leaves, crushed red pepper and tomatoes. Slice to make a caprese salad with fresh basil, tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar.
Vacuum-sealed package may be stored for up to 3 months.
Once opened, tightly wrap the remaining cheese and store in an airtight bag up to 7 to 14 days.
Gold medal winner at the CA State Fair
CA State Fair - 2016 Silver
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