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Ask the Monger: Why is My Homemade Mozzarella Squeaky?


Every time I try to make homemade mozzarella, it never ends up shiny with a stretchy texture. Instead, it pulls apart like Play-Doh and has a squeaky texture. What am I doing wrong? Squeaky mozzarella—and off textures in general—are almost always a result of overheating milk and/or curd. Take care to heat the milk and […]

room temperature cheese

Is Cheese Better At Room Temperature?


Some cheeses are best straight from the fridge, while other types of cheese might benefit from warming to room temperature.

What’s The Difference Between Cow’s, Goat’s, and Sheep’s Milk?


What are the general differences between cow’s, goat’s, and sheep’s milk?  The most obvious difference is color. When cows graze on pasture, their milk assumes a golden-yellow hue from beta-carotene in the grass. When goats and sheep consume the same plants, however, their bodies convert almost all of the pigment to Vitamin A—just as our […]