At Palio’s Pizza Cafe, we pride ourselves on using 100% real mozzarella cheese. It is just a part of the fresh ingredients we use in our Italian classics that gives them their wonderful taste. I bet you would be surprised to learn a few interesting facts about cheese.
Evidence of cheese being made dates back to 6000 BC. That’s a really really long time ago!
Studies have shown that the use of cow’s and goat’s milk to make cheese traces back to Mesopotamia.
Supposedly, Mozzarella was first made when cheese curds accidentally fell into hot water in a cheese factory outside of Naples.
There are over 2000 varieties of cheese in the world. Mozzarella is the favorite around the globe and the most consumed. Glad to know our love of this cheese is shared worldwide.
Cheese can be produced using a variety of milk, including cow, goat, buffalo, horse, and even camel. Umm… not sure we are adventurous enough to try it all.
Traditionally, mozzarella was made from buffalo milk (mozzarella di bufala) but most commercially available mozzarella today is made with cow’s milk.
Oh, and some cheeses have an added health bonus, they help prevent tooth decay! It does this by promoting the flow of saliva which eliminates sugar and acids from the mouth. Mozzarella is one of these cheeses – and people say pizza isn’t healthy!
Well, hopefully, you learned something new and can wow your friends with your impressive knowledge of cheese. At the very least, you will be prepared for a random cheese question on the new HQ App game! Come by Palio’s and enjoy one of our many pizzas made with 100% real mozzarella cheese! – Yummy!