Fresh mozzarella is fun and easy to make. Just start with fresh curd, which can be purchased online at goldenagecheese.com. You may also be able to buy it locally from a store that makes its own fresh mozzarella.
To stretch and form the balls, fill a large bowl with very hot water; it should feel like a hot bath, approximately 120°F. Add a generous amount of salt. You want it to be about as salty as ocean water (in fact, mozzarella used to be made with fresh seawater). Place a second large bowl filled with ice water nearby. Drop
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