say cheese July 2, 2009

Marinatemozz1 This recipe is a loooooong time comin'. While I can live on Caprese salad year round, I blame Kalyn over at Kalyn's Kitchen for making me obsess about marinating my own mozzarella. Most of the store bought/gourmet store stuff is too pungent or taste chemically. On my recent trip to Asheville, I got another healthy dose of cheese love while visiting Spinning Spider Creamery. What an amazing place. I became a cheese head yet again and made this when I got home. It's nothing cave aged or fancy, don't get me wrong. However, it comes together quickly & makes a great impression in an antipasti or as a quick touch to a simple salad. I used the larger ovolini mozzarella balls but you can use the smaller bocconcini sizes, as well. 

Marinated Mozzarella – makes 2 egg shaped ovolini mozzarella balls 

  • 1 package fresh mozzarella in water – I used an 8 oz package of ovolini, which was two oval shaped balls
  • 5 sprigs oregano – leaves removed and chopped 
  • 2 large sprigs basil - leaves removed and chopped
  • 5 sprigs thyme – leaves removed and chopped 
  • 4 sprigs rosemary – leaves removed and chopped 
  • 1/2 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes 
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil 

– Mix all herbs, red pepper flakes and lemon zest in a seal-able, refrigerator safe container. Whisk in lemon juice and olive oil. 

– Add mozzarella to the container and make sure cheese is coated. Store in fridge from 
30 minutes to 


Carrie Neal Walden Jul 2, 2009 12:07 pm

I can’t wait to try this!!!

Kalyn Jul 3, 2009 06:07 am

Looks great! I like the addition of lemon zest, great idea!

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jaden Jul 3, 2009 02:07 pm

i so miss Spinning Spider goat cheese….my stash gone!

tami Jul 3, 2009 03:07 pm

i am going to stop in at Star Provisions here and see if we have any in Atlanta. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, too.
– t*

Lynn Jul 6, 2009 05:07 am

Tami – thank you for posting this. I am making this next weekend! Recipes such as this that “comes together quickly” are right up my alley!

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Alison Jul 6, 2009 09:07 am

YUM. wish i had not missed the spinning spider trip… then again, i wish i hadn’t missed anything! miss YOU GUYS.

Hillary Jul 17, 2009 02:07 pm

I missed these great recipes! Keep ’em coming!