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Stilton Cheese vs Mozzarella Cheese

Stilton Cheese

Stilton is one of the best-known British blue cheeses, traditionally made in two varieties: blue and white. Blue Stilton is creamy and crumbly with a distinctively sharp, rich flavor produced by the blue veins. White Stilton, less common, is the milder of the two and does not have the blue veining.

Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella is a soft, white cheese originally from Southern Italy. Traditionally made from water buffalo milk (mozzarella di bufala), it's also commonly produced from cow's milk (fior di latte). Mozzarella is famous for its mild, milky flavor and stretchy texture, making it ideal for pizzas and caprese salads.

Comparing the Two Cheeses

Certification

Many cheeses have some kind of protected status that makes it so they can only be produced in a certain manner and location. Stilton Cheese has a PDO (1996). Mozzarella is not a protected cheese.

Milk Type and Treatment

Stilton Cheese is made with cow milk. Mozzarella Cheese is made with cow milk that is typically pasteurized.

Composition and Texture

Mozzarella Cheese has a fat content of varies and a moisture content of . Mozzarella's texture can be described as "soft, creamy".

Flavor and Aroma

Mozzarella Cheese has a mild, milky flavor. Mozzarella's aroma can be described as "mild".

Appearance and Aging

Mozzarella Cheese has a color of white , comes in balls, blocks, shredded and has an aging period of eaten fresh .

Rind and Rennet Type

Mozzarella Cheese's rind is described as none , with calf's or microbial rennet.

Stilton Cheese Mozzarella Cheese
Country of Origin United Kingdom Italy
Specific Origin Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire
Certification PDO (1996) None
Milk Type Cow’s milk Cow's
Milk Treatment Pasteurized
Fat Content Varies
Moisture Content High
Rind None
Texture Soft, creamy
Flavor Mild, milky
Aroma Mild
Colors White
Forms Balls, blocks, shredded
Age Eaten fresh
Rennet Type Calf's or microbial rennet
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