Saturday, July 26, 2008

Road trip with a cheesy pit stop

PREFACE: This post written by foreign correspondant Carlo

Ever since the garbage scandal in Naples followed by the Bufala mozzarella scandal, we were curious to find out if we could actually taste the dioxin in the cheese. As far as we're concerned, this was some Grade A bufala mozzarella. Actually, maybe the dioxin made it taste better. If anybody's interested, or heading to Italy anytime soon, this little cheese laboratory is located just off the A3 highway at the Battipaglia exit. Follow the roundabout approximately 1/4 of the way around until you see a sign that says Mozzarella di Bufala on your right hand side. The place is called La Mediterranea. If you have a hankering for a mozzarella and tomato salad it's worth the stop, especially since that's all you're going to get. Other goodies we picked up were caciocavallo and burrata.


Broccoli said...

Ok, that looks incredible. There's nothing like fresh buffalo mozz!

Lois Kim said...

Wait for more posts on the other bufala products. We've got ricotta and burrata as well!