Basket Cheese : Liuzzi


Liuzzi Basket Cheese-All natural, No preservatives.
Ingredients: pasteurized whole milk, rennet, salt.
If you're Italian, or an Italian-American who grew up celebrating Nonna's Old World food traditions, you are familiar with this smooth, bright-white cheese that comes in white plastic containers.
Delicate in texture (think tofu), it's made with pasteurized cows' milk and rennet, an enzyme that causes milk to become cheese by separating it into the solid curds and liquid whey. The stuff looks like a cross between fresh mozzarella and ricotta, but has a much milder taste than those semi-soft cousins -- somewhat bland, if we're going to be perfectly honest, with only the faintest flavor of curds.