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How To Shred Mozzarella [4 Easy Methods]

How To Shred Mozzarella [4 Easy Methods]

Cooking requires you to do many different things to food, and this includes cutting, dicing, and shredding the foot.

You may do one of these actions because you want to add a specific amount of ingredients to the meal. Some require a decent amount, while others only need a little. Shredding is especially useful to get thin, smaller pieces of food.

One food people might want to shred is mozzarella. In this article, we will tell you about all the different methods of shredding mozzarella and, finally, how you can safely store it in the first place.

By the end, you’ll have all the information you need!

How Do You Shred Mozzarella?

There are four proven methods for shredding your mozzarella, and we’ll go into all of them in this section. One or more of them might end up appealing to you!

Grater Method

Using a grater to shred your mozzarella cheese is a classic way of grating your cheese. All you need is a cheese grater and some cheese, of course!

  • Put a bowl or cutting board on the counter so the cheese doesn’t get anywhere. Then grab your cheese grater.
  • Holding the grater in one hand and the cheese in the other, start grating it against the holes on the grater. You can use large holes or small holes.
  • Once you are done, put the cheese in a container and into the fridge.

Again, this is a classic way to grate cheese. If you don’t have a grater on hand, there are other methods you can employ, or you can go out and buy one.

They are pretty cheap and, in most stores, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one.

Chef’s Knife Method

If you don’t have a cheese grater, fear not because you can use the chef’s knife method!

A chef’s knife is a knife that has a long, wide blade that comes to a sharp point. It makes for some good, smooth cuts, and this type of knife is great for cutting cheese.

  • Put the mozzarella on a cutting board and grab your chef’s knife.
  • Start cutting the mozzarella on the cutting board in small rectangles. Then start cutting it into thin strips with a sawing motion.
  • Once you are done, put the cheese in a container and into the fridge.

Not everyone is going to have a chef’s knife on hand, so don’t panic if you don’t have one in your kitchen.

You can always go out and purchase one, but be aware that they can be on the pricey side, depending on the brand you get.

Food Processor Method

The food processor method requires you to have a food processor, of course, but if you do have one, you might as well take advantage of it!

  • First, cut the mozzarella into big cubes and keep it in the freezer for 30 minutes. Put the processor together according to your directions and put some of the cubes inside.
  • Don’t do this with all of the cheese at once. Put some in, use the food processor, and then repeat the process with the food processor.
  • Take the cheese from the processor and put it into a container before putting that in the fridge.

This method might be a little complicated because it does require you to have a food processor on hand.

They can be a little on the expensive side, so if you can’t afford one, don’t sweat it. You can always try one of the other methods we mentioned in the article.

Forks Method

The fork method isn’t the easiest because mozzarella does come in blocks, so using forks to try to shred it is going to require a lot of effort on your part.

  • Put the block of cheese on a cutting board, and then grab your forks. You should be holding one in each hand.
  • Now you can get to shredding! Take the forks and press down on the block of cheese. You’ll need to use a back-and-forth motion to shred it into small slices.
  • Once you are done, you can put the cheese into a container and then put that in the fridge.

Again, this method is going to take some time on your part because forks are only so big and effective. Don’t be afraid to stop every few minutes and give your arms/hands a break.

Hey, after you have done all that shredding, your muscles are going to need some rest!

How To Store Shredded Mozzarella

So, you now have figured out how to shred your cheese, but you should know how to properly store it so it doesn’t end up spoiling or going bad at all.

One thing you should know is that cheese should not be stored in the freezer because it changes its texture first of all. It will not end up tasting very well. While some cheese can be kept in the freezer, mozzarella can’t.

The best way to store shredded cheese is by putting it in a plastic bag/Ziplock bag or some kind of container that is airtight.

Then you put it in the fridge, and it should last for some time in the freezer. If you are unsure, always use the sniff test and give it a once over so you can be sure it’s still good to eat.

Final Thoughts

And there you go, all your mozzarella lovers out there! Now you know exactly how you can shred mozzarella.

Either you can use a grater, food processor, forks, or chef’s knife. All come with varying levels of difficulty, so use whatever works best for you and your lifestyle.

Whatever method you decide to use, you’ll end up with some delicious shredded mozzarella cheese. It can be used in so many meals, so you better start looking up some recipes!

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and purchase some mozzarella so you can get to cooking something good for lunch or dinner.

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