Monday, September 12, 2016

Bel Gioioso Fresh Mozzarella

If you’ve been on a low sodium regimen for any length of time, you’ve discovered how difficult it is to find truly low sodium cheese. A lot depends on the type of cheese. Harder, drier, longer aged cheeses are higher in sodium. Semi-soft cheeses may be slightly lower but not always. As a general rule, fresh cheeses like creamy goat cheese and fresh mozzarella are quite a bit lower in sodium content. But it varies from brand to brand.
Only 85 mg sodium per ounce
Bel Gioioso produces a truly lower sodium fresh mozzarella. It has only 85 mg sodium per ounce. Most regular mozzarella cheese ranges from a low of 170 mg to a high of 210 mg per ounce. So the Bel Gioioso fresh is quite a bit lower. Another good thing is that this particular brand can be found in most supermarkets.

I’ve been particularly pleased with their sliced fresh mozzarella. The slices weigh in at 1 ounce each, so it’s really easy to figure out exactly how much cheese you’re using and consuming. The slices are too thick, in my opinion, for using as is. But they’re easy to chop up or just pull apart into shreds or small pieces.

The cheese has a creamy texture and fresh, milky flavor. Perfect for pizza, omelets, lasagna, baked ziti, eggplant parmesan, chile rellenos, and anything that could benefit from a touch of cheese.

No comments: