Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Bel Gioioso Sliced Fresh Mozzarella
|Make Caprese Salad prep a little easier with this mozzarella that comes already sliced!
I love fresh mozzarella, especially in the summer when it pairs so perfectly with fresh tomatoes and fresh basil in different takes on Caprese Salad
. For years the only thing I didn’t like about this creamy summer cheese was how hard it was to slice. Then sometime in the last couple of years I bought a two pack of Bel Gioioso Fresh Mozzarella
(from Costco) and when I got it home I noticed the word “Sliced” on the package. I guess it doesn’t take too much to get me excited, because I was thrilled about discovering the pre-sliced mozzarella! This year I’ve bought this sliced fresh mozzarella over and over and I decided it’s time to officially give it the nod as one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks
, the series of posts where I spotlight my favorite products.
I’ve also been a long time fan of the Fresh Mozzarella Pearls
made by the same company, but this summer they didn’t show up at my Costco as they had in the past. However, having these pre-cut slices made it super easy to cut the mozzarella into cubes, to use in place of the pearls. This has been a fresh mozzarella summer for me, and I’m hoping for good tomatoes for a few more weeks so I can use the last two packages of sliced fresh mozzarella I have in the fridge. And fresh mozzarella like this has only 5 grams of fat per ounce, making a delicious and diet-friendly treat. Here are some ideas for how to use this favorite product of mine:
was one of my Caprese Salad favorites from a few years ago.
but you can make this with any flavorful tomatoes you have.
I cut the mozzarella slices into cubes and marinated the cheese
was my version of a salad I enjoyed in a restaurant in Salt Lake.
fresh mozzarella melted over the tomatoes and basil.
Are you a fresh mozzarella fan? If so, let us know in the comments about some of your favorite ways to use this delicious creamy cheese.
I purchased the Bel Gioioso Sliced Fresh Mozzarella
myself and the company has no idea that I’m writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I will happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don’t accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen under the tab Kalyn’s Picks
below the blog header.