Delicious and Easy Marinated Mozzarella Cheese
This easy recipe for marinated mozzarella di bufala can serve as anything from a simple snack, to an appetizer, to a delicious addition to any cheese board!
Homemade infused olive oil with tangy lemon pepper and herby rosemary are the perfect complements to the creamy mozzarella pearls
Mozzarella di Bufala
So what is Mozzarella di Bufala? We all know mozzarella cheese as a soft, easy-to-melt, totally creamy cheese.
Buffalo mozzarella is made specifically from an Italian buffalo! Traditionally only coming from a few regions of Italy like Campania, the mozzarella named "Mozzarella di bufala" is a recipe that has a controlled origin.
This means this certain recipe can only be produced in certain regions of Italy with the traditional recipe! Pretty fascinating.
It's one of my favorite types of mozzarella and I would highly recommend it for this recipe. However, you can also marinate mozzarella pearls if you cannot get some at the local grocery.
What's A Mozzarella Pearl?
So the other option for marinating these yummy cheese balls are mozzarella pearls!
These are super easy to find and they are mini balls of mozzarella that go great on salads, skewers, and crackers.
Marinade Ingredients For Mozzarella Appetizer
Gather these simple ingredients to get started!
- mozzarella di bufala or mozzarella pearls
- good olive oil
- salt and pepper
- lemon pepper seasoning
- fresh rosemary
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How To Serve It...
So after you've assembled these delicious pearls, I've got some great ideas on how to serve them! They are easy to customize if you like more or less seasoning and go great with tons of recipes...
One way to serve it up would be some bruschetta! Mix it up with chopped tomatoes and balsamic, put it on top of some crusty bread and you will have a top-notch appetizer!
These little marinated pearls of mozzarella would look gorgeous as an addition to any cheeseboard. They are mellow in flavor with the punch of tangy lemon pepper, it'll definitely be a great balance to other hard cheeses on the board.
Lastly, one of the most common ways I like to enjoy mozzarella is in a caprese salad. Layers of tomato, basil, mozzarella and a generous drizzle of balsamic on top! YUM!
How To Store
So storing these marinated mozzarella pearls is very easy, but I do have a couple of tips!
I like to store in a large mason jar. Once you cover the pearls with the olive oil they will be perfectly stored in there.
However, once you pop this into the refrigerator, the olive oil will get solid. Don't worry! It will look odd, but just remove it from the fridge for about 10-15 minutes to let the olive oil return to room temperature and it'll be good to go.
Marinated Mozzarella Pearls
- mason jar
- 8 oz mozzarella di bufala or mozzarella pearls
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
- large pinch of salt
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Drain the mozzarella of the water it came in and place the mozzarella into the mason jar.
- Cover with olive oil
- Add in the lemon pepper seasoning, large pinch of salt, and rosemary sprigs.
- Close the lid to the mason jar and store in the refrigerator.
- When ready to serve, remove the jar from the fridge 10-15 minutes prior to serving. The olive oil will get solid in the fridge, so let it come to room temperature before serving.